From: Egypt | Bubastis

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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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
Section Egyptian
Materials Granite
Technique Sunk Relief
Iconography Offering Scene | Osorkon I | Atum | Shu
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

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.

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

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