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Architectural Corner Fragment

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Object Number:CG2015-9-267
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Memphis (Egypt)
Locus: Palace of Merenptah
18-7: L3
Period: New Kingdom
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1292 - 1190 BC
Early Date: -1292
Late Date: -1190
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Height: 26 cm
Length: 36 cm
Width: 20 cm
Other Number:84-1-4 - Original Number

Description

Fragment of an outside corner from a decorated wall in the palace of Merenptah, Room 7, left side. Incised and filled deocration on one side, consisting of a djed-pillar atop a was-scepter. On the other face is a sunk-relief image of a fertility deitiy (Hapy), with raised-relief internal decoration. Original blue and orange or red paint adheres in small areas. This block probably originated in the doorway from Room 18 to Room 7, in which case the fertility figures face inward toward the throne dais.

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