An Egyptian Limestone Relief Fragment, New Kingdom, ca 1550 - 1069 BC

With three registers from a hymn to the rising sun, probably to the sun-god Ra, with finely carved hieroglyphs that read:

“We shall chatter at him, without being silent towards him, for he is the beneficent messenger......
We shall put him in (our) hearts, [ie: remember him] always, for he is the great herdsmen of the people.
We shall dance according to his desire, for he is the king of eternity, the lord of everlastingness..”  


Such hymns were frequently inscribed on the doorjambs of tombs in Thebes, during the early New Kingdom.

Condition: Fragmentary as described, with well formed glyphs, what is represented is intact and in very good condition overall.  With museum quality custom mount.

Dimensions:  Height: 22.86 cm (9 inches)  Width: 13.97 cm (5.5 inches)

Provenance:  Private NJ collection, acquired from the NY trade in the early 1970’s. 



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