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Object Number:E226
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Bastet T
Festival Hall
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-Second Dynasty
Date Made: 945 - 712 BCE
Early Date: -946
Late Date: -711
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1890
Other Number:ES 226 - Other Number


This relief depicts a procession of priests (upper three rows) and three short-statured individuals with physical characteristics associated with some forms of dwarfism (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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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[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. 107View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Naville, Henri E. 1892. The Festival Hall of Osorkon II in the Great Temple of Bubastis.. Egypt Exploration Fund Publications 10. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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