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Relief of the gods Amen and Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

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The great temple of Isis, the Iseion, at Behbeit el-Hagar in the central Nile Delta was begun by the last of Egypt’s native pharaohs, Nectanebo II, and was completed by the early Ptolemies, who copied the pharaonic style. In fact, the art of the early Ptolemies continued the traditions of the...

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Provenance

By 1951: with Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc.: 1951: purchased by the MFA from the Dikran G. Kelekian estate for $1750. (Accession Date: January 1, 1951)

Credit Line

Martha A. Willcomb Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dyn.), reign of Pt, 285–246 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 82 x 90 x 13 cm (32 5/16 x 35 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.739

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief