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King Amenophis III accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra.

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Names
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)
Ricci, Alessandro (Artist)
Rey, A. (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Religion -- Ancient -- Egypt

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1889
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX RELI-Anc-Eg
Topics
Amenhotep III, King of Egypt
Pharaohs -- Religious aspects
Ra (Egyptian deity)
Shrines -- Egypt
Vultures
Incense burners and containers
Priests -- Egypt -- To 499
Boats -- Egyptian -- To 499
Genres
Lithographs
Notes
Content : The scene is full of interesting details. Vultures spread protective wings over the celebrants from the upper left and right corners. Pharaoh wears the "khepresh" or "blue crown", a sort of rounded helmet made from leather. The priests in the center are wearing leopard or cheetah skins (note the heads and tails attached). The boat is patterned after very ancient craft fashioned from bundles of papyrus reeds. The god's shrine is at the center of the vessel (protected by the wings of goddesses and a scarab beetle), and there are two small, symbolic steering oars at the back. Figureheads of Amun in his aspect of a ram decorate the bow and stern of the boat.

Content : Written below image: "Palace of Amenophis III - Luxor. The king Amenophis III with helmet accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra which is carried by shaven priests followed by two fan bearers. On the right, the same king burns incense." Amenophis is also transliterated as "Amenhotep".

Content : Picture has been mounted as one piece from two pages with the loss of approximately .5 cm. of the image at the center. Right half of illustration is larger than left, and the lower right corner has been cut off at an angle.

Source note: Monuments de l''Egypte et de la Nubie, d''àprès les dessins exécutés sur les lieux sous la direction de Champollion-le-jeune. (Paris : Didot, 1844-1889) Guizot, M. , Publisher. Thiers, M. , Publisher. Champollion, Jean François (1790-1832), Author.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 26 x 53 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 910861c0-c5bf-012f-b8d2-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "King Amenophis III accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1889. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6453-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "King Amenophis III accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 2, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6453-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1889). King Amenophis III accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6453-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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King Amenophis III accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra.