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Corner Relief Fragment with King Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Mehyet, and Onuris-Shu
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Corner Relief Fragment with King Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Mehyet, and Onuris-Shu


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Description The patron deities of ancient Samannud, the war and air god Onuris-Shu and his lioness-headed mate, Mehyet, are shown enthroned on the outer face of this block. Originally, a king would have stood before them presenting offerings. Both gods hold an ankh (life symbol) and a scepter: his is the was scepter (symbolizing prosperity and dominion), hers is a papyrus scepter. On the inner face of the block, a king presents a floral offering to the divine couple, but only part of Onuris-Shu's figure remains.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/06/1951Treatmentother
7/15/1959Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
10/01/1998Examinationexamined for exhibition
1/30/2001Treatmentre-housed; stabilized
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
22.5
Measurements
H: 36 9/16 x W: 39 1/2 x D: 39 1/2 in. (92.8 x 100.4 x 100.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Centre Street: Second Floor: Lobby

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