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Relief of Ptolemy I offering to Hathor

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Ptolemy I on right with raised hands holding a bowl of flaming incense; Hathor on left holding a papyrus-scepter; hieroglyphs on each side and top. [Alternate Text:] The founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty is shown offering incense to the goddess in a small brazier complete with two incense pellets...

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From Kom Abu Billo (Terenuthis). 1887-88: excavated by F.L. Griffith for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1889: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1889)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), reign of, 305–282 B.C.

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Object Place

Kom Abu Billo (Tarrana, Terenuthes), Egypt


Overall: 36 x 128 x 18cm (14 3/16 x 50 3/8 x 7 1/16in.) Other (Height x length x D): 128cm (50 3/8in.) Block (painted wooden base ): 149.5 x 136.2 x 115.6 cm (58 7/8 x 53 5/8 x 45 1/2 in.) Case (plex-bonnet): 38.7 x 136.2 x 24.1 cm (15 1/4 x 53 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Doors, jambs, lintels