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Object Number:E224
Current Location:
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Provenience: Egypt
Bubastis
Locus: Bastet Temple
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-Second Dynasty
Osorkon I
Date Made: 945-712 BC
Early Date: -945
Late Date: -712
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Granite
Technique:Sunk relief
Iconography:Offering Scene
Osorkon I
Atum
Shu
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 171.45 cm
Length: 142.24 cm
Width: 53.34 cm
Depth: 55.88 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1890
Other Number:ES 224 - Other Number

Description

At the left, the hands of King Osorkon I can be seen. The king presents the magical eye of the god Horus, one of the most potent of all Egyptian symbols, to the gods Atum (who wears the white crown of Upper Egypt) and Shu (who has a feather on his head). In return, the gods give the king “all life, stability and dominion like (the sun god) Re forever” and “kingship great in joy.” This relief (and E225 and E226) comes from the jubilee portal built by Osorkon I at Bubastis.

Bibliography:

[Book] Mysliwiec, Karol. Royal Portraiture of The Dynasties XXI-XXX.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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