Ancient Art

Relief from the Tomb of Mentu-em-hat

680–640 B.C.

Limestone with significant traces of red pigment

49.5 × 74.9 cm (19 1/2 × 29 1/2 in.)
Gift of Prof. William Kelly Simpson, B.A. 1947, M.A. 1948, Ph.D. 1954, in memory of his father Hon. Kenneth F. Simpson B.A. 1917, and grandfather Nathan Todd Porter, B.A. 1890
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Late Period, Dynasty 25-26

Ex. coll. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Alsdorf, Chicago


Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 196–97, 386, pl. 182.

“Acquisitions 2003,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 136–37, ill.

Peter Der Manuelian, “An Essay in Reconstruction: Two Registers from the Tomb of Mentuemhat at Thebes (no. 34),” Miteilungen des Deutschen Archaeologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 39 (1983): 146, no. 8.

Hans Wolfgang Müller, “Der Stadfürst von Theben-Montemhêt,” Münchner Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst 26 (1975): 7–36.

Peter Der Manuelian, “Two Fragments of a Relief and a New Model for the Tomb of Monuemhêt at Thebes,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 71 (1985): 100–112, pl. VII, fig. 2.

Peter Der Manuelian, Living in the Past: Studies in Archaism of the Egyptian Twenty-Sixth Dynasty (London: Kegan Paul International, 1994), 21, Frontispiece, fig. 3.

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