Block from a Temple

Egyptian, Thebes, Egypt, Africa


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Ptolemaic Period (306-47 BCE)

Sandstone with paint

Overall: 12 13/16 × 10 7/8 × 6 3/8 in. (32.5 × 27.6 × 16.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW



Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Building Component


Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, in graphite: Found near the royal necropolis, Thebes; carved, on front left, two cartouches with Pharaoh‘s names

Course History

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.


Collected by Mary Maynard Hitchcock (1834-1887) and Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), in Egypt (possibly from a dealer in Alexandria or Cairo), about 1867-68; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

Old Number

Red No.12.521; glass plate negative #: 28B5

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