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Sandstone lintel of Amenhotep I and Thutmose III: there are two distinct scenes carved in sunk relief on either side of this stone slab. On the left King Thutmose III is offering Maat to Amen-Re‘, Mut, Khons and Hathor who are enthroned behind an altar on which rests a water-pot cooled by lotus flowers. On the right King Amenhotep I makes an offering of ointment jars to Amen-Re‘ (here depicted as having a ram's head), Khnum, Satet and Anuket who are all enthroned behind a similar altar. All texts are incised in columns above the heads of the figures. The stone is much worn on the surface and battered about the edges, with slight loss on the left side sustained in modern times. There are no traces of colour. The text on the left side has been restored.
Height: 60 centimetres
Length: 136 centimetres
Weight: 198 kilograms (Weight measured with object in module)
Thickness: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This lintel possibly comes from a chapel dedicated to these deified kings at Deir el-Medina.
S. Sharpe, 'Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum' (London, 1862), 29, no. 153;
The British Museum, 'A guide to the Egyptian galleries (Sculpture)' (London, 1909), 107 (no. 369);
The British Museum, 'Hieroglyphic texts from Egyptian stelae, &c., in the British Museum' Part 6 (London, 1922), pl. 42;
J. Černy, ‘Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale’ 27 (Cairo, 1927), 165, 170-1, 199;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' I (2) (Oxford: Clarendon Press), ii, 737;
W. Murnane, 'Ancient Egyptian Coregencies' (Chicago, 1977), 219;
D. Valbelle, 'Satis et Anoukis' (Mainz, 1981), 29, no. 252.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 7 Jun-16 Sep, Barcelona, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2018-2019 16 Oct-20 jan, Madrid, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
- The stone is much worn on the surface and battered about the edges, with slight loss on the left side sustained in modern times. There are no traces of colour. The text on the left side has been restored from copies by Hawkins and Birch.
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.153 (Birch Slip Number)