Fragment of a Stela (Commemorative Stone) of Neferhotep

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

Date:

New Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 19, about 1240/1195 BC

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

The man portrayed here, named Neferhotep, raises his hands in adoration of a god. He wears a white, closely pleated, linen garment and a wig made of small braids. Sources indicate that Neferhotep was a foreman of the workers who built the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 152

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Fragment of a Stela (Commemorative Stone) of Neferhotep

Origin

Egypt

Date

1239 BC–1194 BC

Medium

Limestone and pigment

Dimensions

38.5 × 23.75 × 5.75 cm (15 × 9 3/8 × 2 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Lois H. Culver Fund

Reference Number

1924.579

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