viernes, 22 de enero de 2016

Stela Depicting King Amenhotep the First

Stela Depicting King Amenhotep the First
The stela, an upright stone with a sculpted surface, depicting King Amenhotep the First with his royal symbols is from the later Ramesside period.
Amenhotep the First played an important role in popular religion by the end of the New Kingdom, especially in the Deir el-Medina village, where the workmen worshiped him.
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This stela is one of many that were dedicated to him as a god. The stela depicts a standing Amenhotep the First in painted high relief. He wears sandals and a wig decorated with a uraeus, or royal cobra. He holds the "Was" scepter of prosperity and well being in one hand and the crook and the flail in the other. His pleated kilt has a frontal tab and streamers.
The border of the stela bears the name and titles of King Ramesses the Second.
Present location EGYPTIAN MUSEUM [01/001] CAIRO EM
Inventory number JE 43568
Dating AMENHOTEP I/AMENOPHIS I/DJESERKARE
Archaeological Site DEIR EL-MEDINAH
Category STELA
Material LIMESTONE
Technique CARVED; LOW RELIEF
Height 29 cm
Width 19 cm
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