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Ancient Art

Relief Depicting a Sunshade Bearer

2040 B.C.

Painted limestone

19.5 × 13 cm (7 11/16 × 5 1/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
Not on view
Dynasty 11, Reign of Neb-hepet-re Montuhotep

From the Tomb of Queen Nofru, Deir El-Bahari. Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1956 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 57–59, no. 26, fig. 26a.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 112–13, fig. 107.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 257, ill.

Adela Oppenheim et al., ed., Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015), 97, no. 35.

“New Acquisitions Issue,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 24, no. 1 (April 1958): 28, ill.

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