Block with the bark of Khnum

Architectural element, decorated block

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 110.0cm, Height 53.0cm

Material(s) sandstone

A sandstone block with decoration executed in raised relief. The scene represents the prow of the bark of Khnum turned left with a fragment of a naos. Above the bark, six columns of inscription with signs turned left can be seen. On the right, behind the prow, another column of inscription is carved. On the right part of the block, the end of another scene is represented with feathers of a bird and signs mj Rʿ ḏt. Traces of colour are preserved. Right side of the block is cut obliquely.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

History

Built in the foundation of the western courtyard wall of the temple of Nectanebo II.

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