Block with Anuket in a naos and a kheker-frieze

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 the back part of a canopy of Anuket(?) turned right with an inscription in columns turned right. The top of Anuket's crown can be seen. On the left, a restored name of the protecting vulture goddess Nekhbet turned right is preserved. In the upper part a sky strip, a block border and a kheker-frieze are carved. Left upper part erased with a Ptolemaic chisel.

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. 573
  • Seidlmayer Stephan, Landschaft und Religion - Die Region von Aswân, in: Archäologischer Anzeiger 2006/1, 2006, fig. 4
  • Seidlmayer Stephan, New Rock Inscriptions at Elephantine, in: Egyptian Archaeology. The Bulletin of the Egypt Exploration Society 14, 1999, 42 [lower right]