Egyptian Sandstone Relief

SKU: MS.0014

Origin: Egypt
Circa: Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, c. 945 - 712 BC
Dimensions: 8.5" Height x 13" Width x 3" Depth (21.6 cm x 33 cm x 7.6 cm) with stand
Medium: Sandstone

Sculpted in sunk relief, this superb limestone carving features a pharaoh facing right, wearing a broad collar and either the Red Crown or Double Crown fronted by a uraeus.  He presents a Sbt (clepsydra or water clock) to a goddess, of which only her lily-topped scepter is preserved to the right.  The Sbt is represented as a baboon seated against an obelisk, and we can see the bases of two cartouches preserved above

with Galerie Antiker Kunst, Hamburg, 1977

Repaired from several large fragments, with minor fill along the breaks, with one running primarily horizontal through the king's face and above his hand; some chips and abrasions, as visible in the illustration.

The Sbt offering is mainly presented to goddesses, primarily lioness-headed ones. The lily-topped scepter is also associated with lioness-headed goddesses (see T. Handoussa, "A propos de l'offrande Sbt," Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 7).


Late Dynastic

Egyptian Sandstone Relief

Late Dynastic

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