Stela with Incised Ears
Stela of Ptahmay portrays him standing before a table with offerings and presenting flowers and incense. His devotion is directed to the statues of Amun-Re and a gander, labeled “beautiful gander, great of love.” Another example of personal piety, Stela with Images of Ears, ensures that Amun hears the prayers. Here, the ram’s head of Amun and four ears can be read as “Amun is the one who hears what should be heard.” While this ram represents the fertile aspect of Amun, the gander refers to Amun’s creation of the egg from which the sun was born.
This text refers to these objects: ' 37.1534E; 37.265E
- Medium: Wood, painted
- Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1295-1070 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty-XX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
- Dimensions: 6 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in. (16 x 8.3 x 1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.1534E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Stela with Incised Ears, ca. 1295-1070 B.C.E. Wood, painted, 6 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in. (16 x 8.3 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1534E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)