Nome Gods Bearing Offerings

Nome Gods Bearing Offerings

c. 1391-1353 BC

Painted limestone

Overall: 66 x 133 cm (26 x 52 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1961.205

Fun Fact

Another block from the same temple wall was acquired 15 years later by the museum.

Description

These blocks from a temple wall show four figures identified as nomes, or provinces, of ancient Egypt. Carrying trays heaped with offerings and leading sacrificial animals, they personify the bounty of the land that they bring to the god who stood in the upper register, facing a figure of the king, Amenhotep III. These blocks may be from Amenhotep III's temple, dedicated to the god Horus.

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