From: Egypt | Bubastis

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E226
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Bubastis
Locus Bastet T | Festival Hall
Period Third Intermediate Period | Twenty-Second Dynasty
Date Made 945 - 712 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Granite
Technique Incised
Iconography Festival

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.

Credit Line Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1890
Other Number ES 226 - Other Number

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