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Lintel Fragment Depicting Iniuia and Iuy Worshipping Deities

A work made of limestone and pigment.
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  • A work made of limestone and pigment.


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


Egyptian; Tomb of Iniuia and Iuy, Saqqara, Egypt

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.


On View, Gallery 50


Arts of Africa


Ancient Egyptian


Lintel Fragment Depicting Iniuia and Iuy Worshipping Deities




Made 1336 BCE–1327 BCE


Limestone and pigment


"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."


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

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

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