Block with a fragment of text behind a goddess

Architectural element, decorated block



Material(s) sandstone

Sandstone block with decoration executed in raised relief. Only the left narrow strip of the inscription on the right part of the scene, behind the goddess: "beside her father Lord of Gods Amun Primordial [...] (ḫr jt.s nb nṯrw Jmn Pȝwtj [...])" and a small fragment of the cartouche in the lower part on the left can be seen. At the bottom of the scene, legs of the goddess and ankh-sign held by her are preserved. The middle part of the block's surface is erased with the Ptolemaic chisel.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk


  • Delange Élisabeth (ed.), Les fouilles françaises d'Éléphantine (Assouan), 1906-1911. Les archives Clermont-Ganneau et Clédat, vol. 2 – Planches, Mémoires de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres 46, Paris 2012, 211, no. 594