Fragment of a Model Temple Gateway

Fragment of a model temple gateway
Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Seti I 12941279 B.C.E., from Abydos
Granodiorite, Height x width: 26.2 x 16 cm (10 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames 1911, MFA #11.1502
Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

"A well-preserved parallel in the Brooklyn Museum reveals that this fragment is part of the platform of an ancient model of an Egyptian temple, which was probably used in the ritual of the actual temple's foundation ceremony. The platform's form bears scenes of king Seti I kneeling and presenting offerings." (From info card)

And here is Seti I on the Brooklyn museum, having similar hairstyle and pose...


Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014