Block with scene of purification

Architectural element, decorated block

Provenance

Description

Material(s) sandstone

Sandstone block decorated in raised relief. It represents a scene of purification belonging to the daily ritual: the king (on the right) is standing opposite the god (on the left) holding the wȝs-scepter, the inscription mentions "recitation 4 times: pure twice (ḏd mdw wʿb sp 2-nw)". Dado-stripes are preserved at the bottom of the scene.

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, 210, no. 583