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Fragment of the Lintel from the Tomb of Iniuia and Iuy

A work made of limestone, pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of limestone, pigment.

Date:

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun (about 1336–1327 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian; Saqqara

About this artwork

This fragment of a doorway portrays the owners of the tomb, Iniuia and Yui, adoring two seated gods whose knees are drawn up under their garments. Osiris, the main deity of the afterlife, wears a tall, plumed crown. His sister/wife, the goddess Isis, holds the hieroglyph for life (ankh) on her knee.

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Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Fragment of the Lintel from the Tomb of Iniuia and Iuy

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 1336 BCE–1327 BCE

Medium

Limestone, pigment

Inscriptions

"Giving praise to Osiris, kissing the earth for Wenenefer, so that he might give sweet breath to the scribe of the silver- and gold-treasuries of the Lord of the Two Lands Iniuia, true of voice, and his wife (lit. sister), the mistress of the house Iuy, favored by Hathor the msitress of the sycamore."

Dimensions

24.8 × 71.1 × 10.8 cm (9 3/4 × 28 × 2 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Robert H. Fleming

Reference Number

1894.246

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