Block with Thutmose III embraced by a goddess and another deity

Architectural element, decorated block

Louvre, Paris B 64

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 1.13m, Height 1.39m, Depth 0.19m

Material(s) sandstone

Sandstone block decorated in raised relief with a representation of a goddess turned right embracing Thutmose III(?) with another deity's hand on his shoulder. Behind the goddes, the beginning of another scene with a goddess turned left is visible. Colours are partly preserved: black khepresh-crown, red body of the king and cartouches are recognisable.

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, 202, no. 515b
  • Andreu Guillemette, Rutschowscaya Marie-Hélène, Ziegler Christiane, Ancient Egypt in the Louvre, Paris 1997, 112-113, fig. 47