Mai and His Wife, Urel

Mai and His Wife, Urel

Date ca. 1375 BCE

Movement Egyptian | New Kingdom | 18th Dynasty

Medium Limestone

Provenance Tomb of Ramose, Thebes, Egypt

Housed at The British Museum, London


Though the relief is shallow, the artist has done an exquisite job of producing finely detailed textures. While the composite postures and embracing pose date back to the Old Kingdom, New Kingdom motifs influence the couple’s naturalistic profiles.