Block with a wpš bsn ritual
Architectural element, decorated block
Dimensions Width 83.0cm, Height 50.0cm
Sandstone block with decoration executed in raised relief in a big scale. The decoration represents a king turned right, wearing shendjyt and holding mks-staff and ḥḏ-scepter. Before him a ḥwt-sign in a circle and a small figure of Iunmutef offering a vessel with natron balls are partially preserved. The scene represents a wpš bsn ritual.
HistoryBlock found by the the Swiss Institute of Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt in Cairo (B XXXI, lfd.Nr. 30194312) together with C 252, they were built into at least eight-layer wall, most probably an inside coating of the Roman shore terrace.
- Bommas Martin, Der Tempel des Chnum der 18. Dyn. auf Elephantine, PhD thesis, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg 2000, 406-408, C 243
- Rummel Ute, Iunmutef. Konzeption und Wirkungsbereich eines altägyptischen Gottes, Sonderschrift des deutschen archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 33, Berlin 2010, 264 (Kat. 18), pl. 7a