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.
|7/15/1959||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
|10/01/1998||Examination||examined for exhibition|
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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