Fragment from the Tomb of Horemheb
replica: from Design Master Facsimiles
gift of: the Colistro Family, dedicated in memory of Ronald Freaker
date of the original: c. 1350 B.C.
provenance of the original: the tomb Chapel of Horemheb, Egypt; now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo
description: Fragment from a stele. Plaster reproduction; limestone original. Height 32.5 cm, width 32.5 cm, depth 2 cm.
Horemheb was a modest scribe who emerged as a military leader under Amenhotep III. General Horemheb then advanced to the highest levels of government, first under the Pharoah Akhenaten (see: Amarna Tablet), then under Tutankhamun, and finally serving as Prime Minister under Pharaoh Ay. With the death of Ay, Horemheb became Pharaoh of Egypt.