jueves, 7 de enero de 2016

Cult symbol

This object is composed of a slab in the form of a stela or a of a shield bearing a depiction of two crossed arrows in highly raised relief. The back has a slightly convex surface which is left undecorated. The stela is crowned by a carefully sculpted bull's head with a wig and a solar disk set between its horns.
Present location PELIZAEUS-MUSEUM [04/030] HILDESHEIM
Inventory number 0087
Dating 30TH DYNASTY (not after); LATE PERIOD; 26TH DYNASTY (not before)
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category SCULPTURE IN THE ROUND
Material SLATE
Technique SCULPTURED; CARVED
Height 31.5 cm
Width 13.9 cm
Depth 7.4 cm
Translation
[1] (see text comment)
Bibliography•Roeder, G., Die Denkmäler des Pelizaeus-Museums zu Hildesheim, Hildesheim 1921, S. 90.
•Kayser, H., Die ägyptischen Altertümer im Roemer-Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, Hildesheim 1973, S. 88.
•Eggebrecht, A. (Hrsg.), Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim : Die ägyptische Sammlung, Hildesheim - Mainz 1993, Abb. 77.
•Monreal Agustí, L. (Hrsg.), Egipto milenario : Vida cotidiana en la época de los faraones, Barcelona 1998, Kat.-Nr. 77.
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