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Relief with hieroglyphic inscription in columns

Period:
Late Period, Saite
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26
Reign:
reign of Psamtik I
Date:
664–610 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, East of the Step Pyramid, Tomb of Bakenrenef
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.150.50b2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
This fragment of inscribed relief comes from the shallow vaulted ceiling of the hypostyle hall. It was part of a spell uttered by one of the goddesses of the night or day (see 10.150.50b1).

For Curatorial Interpretation of this group of reliefs, see 11.150.50a–d-related.
Purchased from Maurice Nahman, 1911.

El Naggar, Salah 1986. "Étude préliminaire d'un ciel voûté de l'hypogée de Bakenrenef (L.24) à Saqqara." In Egitto e Vicino Oriente, 9, pp. 15–38.

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