- Museum number
Red granite relief of Osorkon II from a 'Sed' festival gateway: this block was from a part of the gate adorned with rituals associated with Osorkon II as king of Lower Egypt and includes parts of two scenes. The row of fish at the top is part of a scene of offering of fishes and fowl. The lower decoration is part of a scene in which Osorkon II is seated in a 'sed' festival kiosk, wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt. Before the kiosk stands the goddess Behind her are an offering and priests. At the foot of the kiosk's stairs is a figure described as a priest who recites an offering formula and opens doors, presumably of the kiosk. Before him are two men running (toward figures not preserved), demanding obeisance by crying "to the ground". In the register below are priests and two royal daughters. The block is incised with hieroglyphic text.
Height: 113 centimetres
Weight: 1800 kilograms
Width: 165 centimetres
Depth: 54 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' IV (Oxford, 1934), p.29;
E. Naville, 'The festival hall of Osorkon II in the Great Temple of Bubastis (1887-1889)' (London, 1892); 34, pl. XXIII and XXXI (F);
K. Mysliwiec, 'Royal portraiture of the dynasties XXI-XXX' (Maiz am Rhein, 1988), 16, 114; pl. XIXc;
G. Robins, ‘The Art of Ancient Egypt’ (London, 1997), pp. 196-198.
E. R. Russmann, Eternal Egypt, 214-215.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011-13, Travelling Exhibition, Mummy: The Inside Story
19th Nov 2011- 11 Mar 2012. Richmond , VA, Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Mummy. The inside story.
2016 8 Mar-12 Jun, Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Pharoah: King of Egypt
2018 7 Jun-16 Sep, Barcelona, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2018-2019 16 Oct-20 jan, Madrid, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Sed Festival
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.1105 (Birch Slip Number)