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Painted limestone relief of the Tree Goddess


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Title/s

Painted limestone relief of the Tree Goddess

Category

architectural element

Name

stelae

Description

fragment, with tree goddess and ba-bird on a pool. The tree goddess appears in a funerary context. She gives refreshment to the soul/spirit of the deceased, which is shown in the form of a Ba bird. The sign behind the tree represents the Western Desert.

Field Collection

Abydos

Technique Description

painted

Dimensions

height 22.5 cm
width 21.5 cm
depth 6.7 cm

Period

Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom

Date

1550 B.C. — 1186 B.C.

Provenance

given: The Egyptian Exploration Fund 1913 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. Peet, T.E.
    Naville, E.
    The Cemeteries of Abydos [vol. 2] [page: ]
    [comments: pl.XXIV]
  2. Martin, G.T.
    (2005) Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, c. 3000BC - AD1150 , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Cambridge University Press (2005) Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 65]

Material/s

limestone

Accession Number

E.53.1913 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 51601; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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