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Temple Relief Fragment of Ptolemy II Offering Incense
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Temple Relief Fragment of Ptolemy II Offering Incense


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Wearing the shuty, or "double plumes" headdress, the king was once shown burning incense to a now-missing deity. Oval cartouches, elliptically shaped coils of rope used to mark royal names, record Ptolemy II's name in hieroglyphs, while his titles appear above them. At the top edge of the relief is a row of five-pointed stars, representing the sky.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/15/1959Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
1/01/1998Treatmentcleaned
2/01/1998Treatmentrehoused; cleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
285-246 BCE (Ptolemaic)
Medium
red granite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.176
Measurements
24 1/2 x 21 15/16 in. (62.2 x 55.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Centre Street: Second Floor: Lobby

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