Relief fragment with a cobra on the royal head- Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 11 Reign: Mentuhotep II, later Date: ca. Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II Medium: Painted indurated limestone
This fine relief of Thutmose III probably came from his valley temple. He also constructed a mortuary temple against the cliffs of Deir el-Bahri at Thebes adjacent to that of Hatshepsut, with whom he shared the kingship for part of his reign
Hieroglyphs meaning "life, prosperity, and dominion." The grid lines allowed the artist to draw the hieroglyphs at whatever scale was needed. New Kingdom, Dynasty reign of Hatshepsut, ca. Metropolitan Museum of Art.