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Relief Fragments from the Henenu Stela

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 11
reign of Mentuhotep II, late
ca. 2030–2000 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Henenu (TT 313, MMA 510)
L. 18.2 cm ( 7 3/16 in.); W. 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); D. 8.6 (3 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
Not on view
Excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Thebes, 1922-1923. Received from the Egyptian Government in the division of finds, 1926. Deaccessioned in 1950. Acquired by the Museum from Charles Ede Ltd., London, 2000.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 164-166.

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