Shrine of Maatmenraemheb and his wife Urtnefret
Discovered in Abydos, this shrine depicting Maatmenraemheb with his wife Urtnefret, shows the couple depicted within an arched niche. Carved from a block of limestone, the sides of the shrine’s exterior are decorated with sunken relief images of the couple’s family and hieroglyphs.
The shrine was originally erected in front of a large granite stele of Neferhotep at Abydos.
Excavated by Flinders Petrie and Arthur Cruttenden from cemetery G at Abydos, this piece now resides at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston after it was assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. It was received by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund in November of 1900.
Shrine of Menmaatreemheb
New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, c. 1295–1186 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, cemetery G; Object Place: Notes: Egypt (Abydos, cemetery G)