Reliefs from burial chamber of Sobekmose
Egypt, (from El-Rizeiqat , tomb of Sobekmose, burial chamber, north and west walls), New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.E.
Sandstone with traces of paint, Height x width:
(West wall): 172 x 218 cm (67 11/16 x 85 13/16 in.)
(North wall): 172 x 316 cm (67 11/16 x 124 7/16 in)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange 1954, MFA #54.648
Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014
By the dimensions given, I've photographed the west wall. I apologize for the bad quality of the photo. Photoshop can be used to overcome poor lighting situations, but there are limits to what it can overcome! I show the original of the photo above below:
Before and after...
Perhaps I need a new camera? Meanwhile, I'm glad enough info can be retrieved that we can discern the forms. I have a view of most of the west wall, placed here in grayscale because the irregularities are less imposing on our ability to read the image:
Sobekmose (?), (or his descendant?), offering to Anubis, followed by Osiris, who is also seated, and similarly receiving offerings.
With that scene giving view to context, I'll now share close up details:
From the far right of the above scene, we can the hieroglyphs that make up Sobekmose's name.
Returning to the far left, Sobekmose (?) has an unusual wig...
A close-up of Anubis, the light was the brightest here.
The papyrus column at the center of the scene, showing the glyphs for Anubis, (Anpu), and Osiris' face, which still bears evidence of red paint.