Man Bringing New Year's Gifts

Twentieth Century; original New Kingdom

Hugh R. Hopgood

Not on view

The New Year festival celebrated the birth of the sun god and was associated with the rebirth of the king, as well as with renewal in general. Different traditions have been recorded as being part of this celebration. In New Kingdom tombs, scenes depict presentations of New Year gifts to the king, though most of the objects were probably ultimately meant for the temple of Amun. Among them was new temple equipment, including various luxurious vessels such as the two stone jars here.

Man Bringing New Year's Gifts, Hugh R. Hopgood, Tempera on paper

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