University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E221
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Ptolemaic
Provenience: Egypt
Tarraneh
Locus: Hathor Temple
Period: Ptolemaic Period
Ptolemy I
Date Made: 304-284 BC
Early Date: -304
Late Date: -284
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Technique:Bas Relief
Iconography:King
Ptolemy I
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1890
Other NumberES221 - Other Number

Description

Raised relief fragment from the Ptolemy I Temple of Hathor of Mafket. Ptolemy I is shown in profile facing left. The king wears a bag wig. There is one fragmentary column of text to his left, subdivided into three groupings. The top fragmentary text reads left to right, and ends with the adjective "numerous." The central epigraph reverses orientation, and is the name of Hathor. In the lower part of preserved text is the beginning of a statement "Take to yourself the eye [...].. Between the column of text and the image of the king is another small epigraph. Traces of color.


Bibliography:

[Book] Mysliwiec, Karol. Royal Portraiture of The Dynasties XXI-XXX.View Objects cited in this Publication

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