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Archeological Object

Relief of Amenhotep I

Relief of Amenhotep I

The king is represented with the nemes - headdress and a broad collar; the almond shaped eyes are surrounded by an incised line and stretched towards the temples and there are traces of the iris painted black. At the top one can see part of the hieroglyphic signs was djet, rendered in relief, which were part of the formula: "[With life, stability], and strength for eternity."
Many similarities with the blocks of Amenhotep I, discovered at Karnak, establish that this relief also comes from this site.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 17
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased by L. Pollak in Napoli in 1908
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Karnak, the chapel of Amenhotep I

  Definizione: Relief
  Class and ware: relief
  Title or subject:

Relief of Amenhotep I

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XVIII Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 29,5
  Width: 32,5
  Depth: 6,5
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet. A chip on the edge, the surface is stained and the colours are partly damaged

1989, Graindorge C. – Martinez P., “Karnak avant Karnak: les constructions d’Amenhophis Ier et les premières liturgies amoniennes”, in BSFE 115, pp. 36-64, tavv. 2-3      
1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 47- 48