Stele Dedicated to Amun-Re, by the Foreman Baki

Stele Dedicated to Amun-Re, by the Foreman Baki. Egyptian Museum of Turin. C. 1549 
Stele Dedicated to Amun-Re, by the Foreman Baki. Egyptian Museum of Turin. C. 1549 

This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted in several colors. The pictorial plane is divided into two registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a solar disk at the center.

Between them is a small offering table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine nature as that of Amun-Re. In the register below, foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.

New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reigns of Seti I and Ramesses II, ca. 1290-1213 BC. Painted limestone, from Deir el-Medina. Now in the Egyptian Museum of Turin. C. 1549 

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