Obelisk Fragment



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 catalogue 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).