Fragment from bark shrine of Philip Arrhidaeus

Greco–Roman, Macedonian Dynasty, reign of Philip
332–316 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Karnak, Temple of Amen, bark shrine


Overall: 166.5 x 74 x 94 cm, 2087.5 kg (65 9/16 x 29 1/8 x 37 in., 4602 lb.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment from the bark shrine of Philip Arrhidaeus at Karnak is carved on both sides in sunk relief. The inner face preseves parts of two registers: a procession of priests carrrying on their shoulders the bark of Amen-Re and below that above a figure of the king offering. The outer face preserves part of two registers. 77.11a-c join this block on the left.


From Thebes, Karnak, temple of Amen, bark shrine of Philip Arrhidaeus. 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian government (Lowell diary); 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell.
(Accession Date: March 18, 1875)

Credit Line

Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell