Part of an ebony oil label: restored from two fragments, with a hole for attachment at the top right-hand corner. The front surface bears an incised inscription, arranged vertically on the left side and in four horizontal registers on the right. These four registers are bordered by a large 'rnpt' hieroglyph, indicating that the text records the events of a particular year. The top register bears a scene of the Sed-festival, showing the king wearing the double crown, running as part of the ritual and seated on a throne in a booth. The meaning of the lower registers is not entirely clear, but they include references to the destruction of a stronghold and the taking of captives.
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