Relief of a Pharaoh: AUTHENTIC
According to The Royal Ontario Museum, this artifact possesses all of the facial features one would expect to be associated with an image of Montuhotep. This impression is based on other images of him and what is known about his, and the period's, history.
For example, a flat band representing eye paint outlines his eye, as would be expected. It extends to form a cosmetic line, another typical feature. The inner corner of his eye dips downward, and his eyebrow appears flat. His thick lips protrude, and his ear is well modeled. Traces of red paint still remain on his face.
The carving is "crisp" and "assured," resulting in "an organic cohesiveness of the face," the Canadian museum’s experts conclude.
Egypt, 11th Dynasty, 2040-1963 B.C.