About this object

Stone relief from the temple of Osorkon I with relief decoration depicting the goddess Isis in raised relief and the falcon god Horus in sunk relief. There are six columns of hieroglyphic text in sunk relief, including a cartouche of Osorkon I (Sekhemkheperra Setepenra). This slab had been reused in the Ptolemaic Period to block the entrance to the finely painted tomb of the Sacred-cow Hesis at Atfih (Aphroditopolis). Surface is blackened.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period (Bubastite/Libyan)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Atfih
  • Date made
    924 BC - 889 BC (Dynasty 22) about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1912
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Atfih
  • Date collected
    1912
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 800 mm x 100 mm
  • Note
    New photography requested in 2014 by Dr Raphaële Meffre (University of Paris-Sorbonne) for publication.
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • D’Héracléopolis à Hermopolis. La Moyenne Égypte durant la Troisième Période intermédiaire (XXIe-XXIVe dynasties)

    Raphaële Meffre

    Author: Raphaële Meffre
    Publisher: Presses de l'université Paris-Sorbonne
    Date: 2015
    Description:

  • Der Sonnengott auf der Blüte, Eine ägyptische Kosmogonie des Neuen Reiches ( Ægyptiaca Helvetica, 5)

    Hermann Schlögl

    Author: Hermann Schlögl
    Publisher: Editions de Belles-Lettres
    Date: 1977
    Description:

  • 'Der Sonnengott auf der Blüte. Eine ägyptische Kosmogonie des Neuen Reiches' in Bibliotheca Orientalis 37

    M. L. Ryhiner

    Author: M. L. Ryhiner
    Publisher: The Netherlands Institute for the Near East
    Date: 1980
    Description:

  • Handbook and Guide to the Egyptian Collection on Exhibition in the Public Museums, Liverpool 4th Edition

    Newberry, Percy; Peet, Thomas Eric

    Author: Newberry, Percy; Peet, Thomas Eric
    Publisher: City of Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1932-03
    Description: The original handbook and guide was largey the work of Professor Newberry, before he retired from the Chair of Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Professor T. E. Peet saw its completion, but also its revison in subsequent editions. The section on Meroe has been written by Miss D M Vaughan, M.A.

  • Heliopolis, Kafr Ammar and Shurafa

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Ernest Mackay

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Ernest Mackay
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1915
    Description: Publication of the excavations carried out during the winter season 1911-12 by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Contains chapters by G. A. Wainwright, R. Engelbach, D. E. Derry and W. W. Midgley.

  • Inschriften der Spätzeit Teil III: Die 22 - 24 Dynastie

    Jansen-Winkeln, Karle

    Author: Jansen-Winkeln, Karle
    Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag
    Date: 2007
    Description:

  • Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume IV: Lower and Middle Egypt. (1st ed.)

    B. Porter and R. L. B. Moss, assisted by E. W. Burney, now edited by J. Malek

    Author: B. Porter and R. L. B. Moss, assisted by E. W. Burney, now edited by J. Malek
    Publisher: Griffith Institute
    Date: 2003
    Description: This is an unchanged reprint of the 1934 edition in soft cover and reduced format. ISBN 0900416 823. More information is available online: http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/topbib.html

Events

  • British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Excavations at Tarkhan, 1911-1912

    Start date: 1911
    End date: 1911
    Description: 1911-12 excavation season at Tarkhan directed by Flinders Petrie for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. See this link for more details: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/tarkhan/index.html

Ownership

Previous owners

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