Plaster cast of a frieze

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A plaster cast of a frieze showing Ptolemy III Euergetes I offering to Imhotep and Ptah. It is from a relief on the upper north side of the Gate F of the Temple of Ptah at Karnak. The temple was built by Thutmose III and restored in the Ptolemaic Period. The cast was made by Cairo Museum in 1930, and it was gifted to Swansea by the Wellcome Institute in 1982.


Biston-Moulin, Sébastien and Christophe Thiers 2016. Le temple de Ptah à Karnak (Ptah, nos 1–191), 2 vols. Bibliothèque générale 49. Cairo: Institut français d'archéologie orientale. [vol. I, pp.145–146; vol. 2, p. 98] Porter, Bertha and Rosalind L. B. Moss 1972. Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings II: Theban temples, 2nd, augmented and revised ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; Griffith Institute. [p. 199 (12c, I)]

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