- Museum number
Red granite temple-relief: bearing a renewal inscription of Sety I incised in two columns in the centre. On either side of the inscription appears a scene in which Amenhotep II is depicted making an offering to Amun-Ra who is seated on a throne before two altars on each of which is a water-pot cooled by a lotus-blossom. In the scene on the left the figure of the king and the altars have largely been lost. The relief is well preserved apart from extensive loss on the left side and slight damage to the right edge. There are no traces of colour.
Height: 91.50 centimetres
Width: 200 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
E. Naville, 'Bubastis' (London, 1891), 30-1, pls. XXVI A, XXXV(D);
The British Museum, 'A guide to the Egyptian galleries (Sculpture)' (London, 1909), 214 (no. 773);
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' IV (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 30;
K. A. Kitchen, ‘Ramesside inscriptions : translated and annotated Notes and comments; 1, Ramesses I, Sethos I and contemporaries’ (Oxford, 1993), 227, no. 98(a);
P. Brand, 'The monuments of Seti I : epigraphic, historical, and art historical analysis' (Leiden, 2000), 50-52;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 138-9.
Notes and comments in Grallert, Bauen-Stiften-Weihen, 531, 637, 638
- On display (G4/CSE)
- fair (incomplete). The relief is well preserved apart from extensive loss on the left side and slight damage to the right edge.
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number