Relief Fragment with Uraeus

Relief fragment with uraeus and falcon legs
Egypt (From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, upper court of the Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut), New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, 14731458 B.C.E.
Painted Limestone, Height x width: 31.5 x 2.5 cm (12 3/8 x 1 in.)
Excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund 1907, MFA #07.534
Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014


"This fragment comes from a panel bearing the queen's name on a column in the upper court of her mortuary temple. The falcon and the uraeus serpent are protective deities for royalty" (From info card)