Obelisk Fragment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Obelisk Fragment


Currently not on display


Fragment in granite bearing the name (Maatkara) of the pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty and said to be a portion of the two great obelisks at Karnak erected by Hatshepsut. A sketch of the object exists on the museum's record card, drawn by Percy Newberry. The object was lost in the Second World War. Illustrated in 'Ancient Egypt: objects of antiquity forming part of the extensive and rich collections from Ancient Egypt brought to England by, or now in the possession of, J. Sams' (1839).