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Fragment from bark shrine of Philip Arrhidaeus

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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...

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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)

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Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell

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


Thebes, Karnak, Egypt


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

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief