Block with dipinto

Architectural element, decorated block

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 12.181.304



Dimensions Width 18.0cm, Height 28.0cm, Depth 18.0cm

Material(s) limestone

Limestone block with traces of mortar. Traces of thick chisel are visible. On one face an inscription painted with ink is preserved. One of 35 blocks with this type of dipinto found by H. Carter in the area of the Valley Temple.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk


The block was excavated by Howard Carter in 1910 and purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art from the Egyptian Government in 1912 (Rogers Fund).