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A relief from the mortuary temple of Thuthmose III at Kurna, on the west bank at Thebes. It is made of sandstone painted with blue, white and red paint. The square at the top reads ‘hnkt ‘nkh Mn-khpr-Re’ which means ‘Offering Life to Menkheperre’. Menkheperre Re is the name of Thuthmose III and means ‘Enduring is the Form of Re’. Ricke excavated part of the temple in 1930 (Ricke 1939). The item was part of the Robert de Rustafjaell collection purchased at auction by Henry Wellcome at a Sotheby’s auction of 1906 (probably lot 57 or 58).


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