Stela of Anhorkhawi
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
In the upper register of this stela, the solar deity Re-Harakhty is seated in the boat that crosses heaven from east to west. Anhorkhawi kneels in the lower register, posed in a gesture of adoration. The text around him represents a hymn to the setting sun. The stela was probably set into one of the faces of a small pyramid on top of Anhorkhawi’s tomb, and was meant to assist in his quest for the afterlife by linking him to the sun god.
ca. 1184-1153 B.C.E. or later
16 7/8 x 11 13/16 x 3 1/16 in. (42.8 x 30 x 7.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Stela of Anhorkhawi, ca. 1184-1153 B.C.E. or later. Limestone, 16 7/8 x 11 13/16 x 3 1/16 in. (42.8 x 30 x 7.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 80.113. Creative Commons-BY
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