Fragment from bark shrine of Philip Arrhidaeus

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


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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

75.11d

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

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.

Provenance

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