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temple-relief

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA1103

  • Description

    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.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 91.5 centimetres
    • Width: 200 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        one side
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised in two columns in the centre. 16 columns
  • Curator's comments

    Bibliography:
    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Bierbrier 1982 pl.12 bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 pp.138-139 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G4/CSE

  • Condition

    fair (incomplete). The relief is well preserved apart from extensive loss on the left side and slight damage to the right edge.

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1891

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA1103

  • Registration number

    1891,1016.7

Red granite temple-relief, with representation, in sunk relief, of Amenhotep II making an offering to Amun. In the centre is a restoration inscription of Sety I.

Red granite temple-relief, with representation, in sunk relief, of Amenhotep II making an offering to Amun. In the centre is a restoration inscription of Sety I.

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