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Relief

Object Number:E224
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Bubastis
Locus: Bastet Temple
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-Second Dynasty
Osorkon I
Date Made: 945-712 BCE
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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Lower Egyptian Gallery (1983 - 1996) View Objects in Exhibition
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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
[Book] 2020. Memphis in der Dritten Zwischenzeit. Eine Studie zur (Selbst-)Reprasentation von Eliten in der 21. und 22. Dynastie.. Hamburg. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 757View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 105View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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