Block with a text inside a naos

Architectural element, decorated block



Material(s) sandstone

Sandstone block with the upper part of the wall decoration executed in raised relief. In the lower part, an inscription with the royal protocol carved inside the canopy can be seen. In front of the canopy on the right, the text mentions the beginning of the New Year (tp rnp.t). In the upper part the sky strip, block border and kheker-frieze can be seen. There is a square missing fragment of the decoration in the left part of the kheker-frieze.

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, 60 (Doc. 138b/26), 208, no. 565