Block with a god's speech

Architectural element, decorated block

Provenance

Description

Material(s) sandstone

Sandstone block with the upper part of wall decoration executed in raised relief. The scene represents two inscriptions of different sizes in columns, both turned right. The name of Monthu is restored in the first left column, written in smaller hieroglyphs. The scene probably represents a group of mummified gods sitting on the thrones. In the upper part a sky strip, a block border and a kheker-frieze are carved.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

Bibliography

  • 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, 209, no. 574