Inscribed Relief of Osorkon I


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. Note in register says "no 11 in catalogue"; perhaps a reference to the annual exhibition of the BSAE?