Fragment of a block with inscription

Architectural element, decorated block

The British Museum, London EA842

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 28.5cm, Height 33.5cm

Material(s) limestone

Fragment of a block with decoration executed in raised relief. The inscription in three columns is turned left. Hieroglyphs are painted yellow, the background is greyish blue. In the central column the filling of plaster can be seen. The fragment comes most probably from the Ritual of Hours which adorned the ceiling of the Hatshepsut Chapel.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

History

Donated to the British Museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1906.