Relief Fragment of Shepenwepet II
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This relief fragment from a chapel in North Karnak shows a God's Wife of Amun, a celibate high priestess of the god, wearing a vulture headdress. The ankh-sign held before her nose is offered by a now missing deity. The provenance of this block, as well as the stylistic detailing of the mouth, nose, and eye, suggests an identification with Shepenwepet II, the daughter of the Kushite king Piye.
ca. 700 B.C.E.
second half of Dynasty 25
Third Intermediate Period
11 7/16 x 11 5/8 x 2 3/16 in. (29.1 x 29.6 x 5.6 cm)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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