Lintel of Thutmose III or Hatshepsut

Architectural element, decorated block

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 1.38m, Height 1.4m

Material(s) granite

Fragment of a granite lintel with the decoration carved in sunken relief. It represents Thutmose III running with a ḥp.t-oar before Amun-Ra seating on a throne. Above the figures right fragment of winged sun disk can be seen. According to L. Gabolde, both figures are re-worked which can indicate that originally the royal figure was that of Hatshepsut.[1] The epithet of Amun, ḥrj st wr.t, may suggest that the door in question was a door to the sanctuary.[2]

Footnotes

  1. ^ 813: Un linteau tentyrite de Thoutmosis III dédié à Amon - - - Gabolde, Luc.
  2. ^ 813: Un linteau tentyrite de Thoutmosis III dédié à Amon - - - Gabolde, Luc.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

History

Found during the excavations conducted by the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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