Temple Wall Fragment


A large fragment from a limestone temple wall relief showing royal children taking part in the procession celebrating a royal jubilee of Ramesses II ('heb sed' festival). At the top all that remains of two kneeling figures is the legs, around them yellow pigment is still visible. In the centre are six vertical columns of text and below this are three more figures. In the middle is a male figure, wearing a sidelock, short, curled wig and collar, with two female figures, his sisters, on either side. The female on the left wears a papyrus plant on her headdress, the one on the right carries a large sistrum. From Egypt Exploration Fund excavations directed by W.M. Flinders Petrie at Ihnasiya el-Medina during 1903-4. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Has been overpainted, incomplete, surface loss but stable. Conserved for display in 2008. Back is marked in black paint with the name and address of the museum.