Condition: Covers show some light shelf wear. Spine caps and corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Old sticker residue on the inside front cover. Previous owner's name and a few pen notations on the front free page. Clean copy otherwise.
Dust Jacket: None
Contents: The limestone reliefs termed "Lisht Blocks" presented in this volume were found by the Metropolitan Museum's Egyptian Expedition, which was active at Lisht from 1906 to 1934. They had been removed from earlier, probably already dilapidated, buildings by Amenemhet I, founder of the XII dynasty, and used in the construction of his own pyramid and funerary temple. With the passage of time both pyramid and temple fell into disrepair; these blocks became accessible, as they had been placed near the surface of the pyramid, in the lining of its corridors, and the foundation of the temple.
The blocks are shown in black-and-white photographs and line drawings, making the scenes easier to see. The scenes fall into the following categories:
Blocks Inscribed with Royal Names
Blocks From Ceremonial Scenes
Members of the Royal Suite
The Presentation of Offerings
This book is volume XX of the Publications of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition.