About this object

Fragment of limestone wall carving in raised relief with a representation of the god Amun presenting heb-sed emblems, suspended from palm branches, to Amenmessu (whose hands alone survive). Above this are two cartouches of Amenmessu. Destroyed in World War Two.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1203 BC - 1200 BC (Dynasty 19) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Sams
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 before
  • Measurements
    180 mm x 177 mm
  • Note
    DESTROYED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Gatty (1879), p. 52 (no. 303); Sir Gardner Wilkinson, Ancient Egyptians vol. !!, 2nd edition, p. 287. H. Gauthier, Le Livre des Rois d'Egypte, p. 129, note 1; Aidan Dodson, 'Amenmesse in Kent, Liverpool and Thebes', in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 81 (1995) pp. 115-128, pl. X; Aidan Dodson forthcoming (2010/11) to be published by American University in Cairo Press).
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Associated Person, previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

Explore related


  • Egyptian Treasures in Europe volume 4: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool

    Andrea Davies; Dirk van der Plas (ed)

    Author: Andrea Davies; Dirk van der Plas (ed)
    Publisher: Utrecht University
    Date: 2001
    Description: CD ROM with 1500 objects from World Museum's Egyptian collection, including some destroyed in World War Two. This is now available online: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/default.aspx


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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