2014/10/21

Relief of Ptolemy the First

This relief is decorated with a colored cornice and divided into two parts. The first, which is partly broken, represents King Ptolemy the First standing and holding the Ankh sign. Bearing the solar disk on his head, he is presenting a collar to the baboon god, Thoth, god of wisdom and writing.

Relief of Ptolemy the First


On the second part, the king, wearing the White Crown, is making offerings to Thoth who is the form of an ibis. Hieroglyphic inscriptions are engraved in different colors.


Fragment of a relief showing Akhenaten

The fragment depicts Akhenaten sitting on a stool. His face and the blue crown have for the most part been destroyed. Akhenaten is wearing a long pleated dress and a broad ornate collar. He is supporting himself on the stool with his left hand, the right is bent upwards. 

Fragment of a relief showing Akhenaten


In that hand he is holding a blue dish. Between the raised arm and his face are some rays of the sun disc ending in hands. In front of the king is another person of whom a small part of the clothing is preserved. The paint is well preserved. The fragment probably comes from a house altar.