Fragment from the Palace of Apries
Fragmented relief with three rows of stars on a blue background.
Description of object
Three rows of stars are indicated horizontally on the fragment. The stars are enlarged versions of the hieroglyph for the word ‘sky’, thus the rows represent the sky.
Choice of methods
C. Brøns, K. Lund Rasmussen, M. Melchiorre di Crescenzo, R. Stacey, A. Lluveras-Tenorio (2018) Painting the Palace of Apries I: Ancient binding media and coatings of the reliefs from the Palace of Apries, Lower Egypt, Heritage Science 6:6 https://heritagesciencejournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40494-018-0170-9
T. Bagh (2011), Finds from W.M.F. Petrie’s Excavations in Egypt in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, in Meddelelser fra Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. No. 13 Copenhagen, 37-43.
M. Jørgensen (2009) Egypt IV Late Egyptian Sculpture 1080 BC-AD 400. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 94-95, cat. no. 27.3.
- ÆIN 1054
- 26th dyn. 589-568 B.C.E.
- Egypt: Early Dynastic Period
- W. M. F. Petrie’s excavations at the north end of Memphis unearthed in 1909 remains of the royal palace of Apries. That same year the Glyptotek in Copenhagen received a number of painted limestone relief fragments belonging to the Palace.
- H. 9.5 cm.; W. 15.5 cm.; D. 13 cm.