Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery
Third Intermediate Period
945 - 712 B.C.E.
This relief depicts a procession of priests (upper three rows) and dwarfs (lowest complete row) during the heb-sed (jubilee festival) of King Osorkon II. This festival was a celebration of the renewal of kingship, usually held after 30 years of reign. Osorkon II celebrated a heb-sed in the 22nd year of his reign. This relief comes from the jubilee portal built by Osorkon II at the Temple of Bastet in Bubastis. Additional architectural fragments from this temple are E224 and E225.
Received from the Egypt Exploration Fund
[Book] Naville, Edouard. 1892. The Festival Hall of Osorkon II in the Great Temple of Bubastis. : Page/Fig./Plate: 30
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