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Title
King Amenophis III accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra.
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
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
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
Prints
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
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : b ; 26 x 53 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 910861c0-c5bf-012f-b8d2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: 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. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6453-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "King Amenophis III accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 28, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6453-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1889). King Amenophis III accompanies the sacred boat of Ammon-Ra. Retrieved from https://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.