Lintel of Senusret III, King of Egypt by Unknown Artist

Dating from the reign of Senusret III, late dynasty 12.


Details

Medium:
White quartzite
Dimensions:
53 x 143 x 21.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£24,000 ( Total: £109,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1995
Vendor:
Frederick Elghanayan

Made in a royal workshop. Carved in relief are figures of deities presenting the hierogylphs of life, dominion and stability to the Horus-name of the king, represented by a crowned falcon.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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