About this object

Sandstone fragment of temple wall relief depicting Tutankhamun wearing the blue crown. His name has been partially rubbed out and replaced by Horemheb (1323-1295 BC). When complete the relief depicted back-to-back figures of Tutankhamun, originally from the west wall of the Colonnade Hall on the prow of the divine barge of the goddess Mut in the Opet river procession. The goddess Mut is mentioned in the text to the left.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Luxor: Luxor Temple
  • Date made
    1336 BC - 1327 BC (Dynasty 18: reign of Tutankhamun)
  • Materials
    Sandstone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from J. Möger, 1967
  • Collector
    Johan Möger
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Luxor: Luxor Temple
  • Date collected
    1912 before
  • Measurements
    220 mm x 400 mm x 50 mm
  • Related people
    Johan Möger (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • A Sandstone Relief of Tutankhamun in the Liverpool Museum from the Luxor Temple Colonnade Hall, in 'Causing His Name to Live: Studies in Egyptian Epigraphy and History in Memory of William J. Murnane'

    Johnson, W. Raymond

    Author: Johnson, W. Raymond
    Publisher: E. J. Brill Academic Publishers
    Date: 2009
    Description: Article in a festschrift that is available online at the website of Memphis University, http://cassian.memphis.edu/history/murnane/Johnson.pdf

  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.

  • Quest for Treasures: Searching for Lost Empires

    Teit Ritzau and Carolyn Routledge (eds.)

    Author: Teit Ritzau and Carolyn Routledge (eds.)
    Publisher:
    Date: 2013
    Description:

  • Reliefs and Inscriptions at Luxor Temple, Volume 1: The Festival Procession of Opet in the Colonnade Hal

    Darnell, John C

    Author: Darnell, John C
    Publisher: Yale University
    Date: 1924
    Description: Publication with translation and commentary, of facsimile plates of the scenes of the festival procession of Opet in the Colonnade Hall of Luxor Temple. Principally the work of the reign of Tutankhamun, these scenes depict the journeys of the barks of the Theban triad, and the defied ruler, from Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple, and back again. In addition to preserving important details of the people and objects involved, the reliefs also record important texts, including songs of praise by the military escort, and archaic songs “of the drinking place”, of considerable importance for the understanding of the Theban festival cycle.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Johan Möger

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1967
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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