Ancient crude brick Arch

View of a brick wall with an arch in the centre, and remains of other brick structures in the vicinity. Steep sheer cliffs and hills in distance. The main structure is the imposing mud-brick pylon of the tomb of Mentuemhat (c.700-650 BC), a Theban official whose career spanned during the turbulent transition between the XXV and XXVI Dynasties. The tomb (TT34) is in the Asasif necropolis and is part of a group of three rock-cut tombs consisting of a subterranean burial chamber, and stone and mud-brick superstructures forming an enclosure with high entrance pylons.

Object Details

Ancient crude brick Arch


Francis Frith




Albumen print

16.1 x 20.9 cm

Acquired by King Edward VII when Prince of Wales