Falcon-Headed Name Panels of Senwosret I


Falcon-Headed Name Panels of Senwosret I
12th Dynasty, reign of Senwosret I, ca. 1961-1917 BC
Limestone, from the inner enclosure wall of the pyramid of Senwosret I, Lisht
Two Osiride Statues of King Senwosret I
From the South Pyramid, Lisht, MMA Excavations, 1909-1932

(from info cards):
"Both the inside and the outside of the stone enclosure around the pyramid of Senwosret I at Lisht were decorated with one hundred relief panels, each crowned by the figure of the royal Horus falcon wearing the double crown, four of which have been reconstructed here using excavated fragments."

"Along both sides of the causeway leading from the valley temple at the edge of the agricultural land to Senwosret I's pyramid were niches with royal statue of the so-called Osiride type. Each statue exhibits a tightly wrapped body with arms crossed over the chest and hands closed to fists. The statues along the southern causeway wore the tall white crown of Upper Egypt; the ones along the northern wall, the red crown of Lower Egypt."

(from info cards):
"Represented are images of the world according to ancient Egyptian beliefs. Between the fertile land below and the falcon of the sky above lies the realm of the pharoah, symbolized by the ornate front of his palace. Each field above the palace contains Senwosret's Horus name, 'Living in births.' The two panels on this side of the gallery door also proclaim his throne name, Kheperkare ('The evolution of Re's life force'). The king's birth name, Senwosret ('Man of the powerful (goddess)'), is added to his Horus name on the panel closest to the window."


Taken with the old 640x480 pixel camera in 2005