New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A LIMESTONE RELIEF OF THE PHARAOH HOREMHEB
dynasty xviii, 1319-1307 b.c.
The head of the Pharaoh in profile to the left, the palms of his hands cradling a ewer with a single stream of water flowing upward to purify a now-missing deity, wearing an elaborately accessoried headdress, the uraeus springing forth from his brow, with a hieroglyphic inscription spelling the last parts of his prenomen and nomen enclosed in cartouches above the ewer accompanied by the phrase, "Given life like Re"
17 in. (45.1 cm.) wide
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