Triad of Sety I

Describes the following features:
  • Akhmenu

  • Associated with the following rulers:
  • Sety I

  • Deals with the following topics:
  • Statuary and Stelae

  • Author(s): C. Zarnoch, E. Sullivan

    Description: This triad depicts the god Amun (left) and the goddess Mut (right, upper portion broken) seated on a throne. A diminutive figure of King Sety I (center) stands between the two gods, his name in a cartouche before his feet. The small scale of the king suggests he is portrayed here as the divine couple’s child, the god Khonsu. The face of Amun is not the original, but a cast made from the original housed in the Louvre. The sides of the throne have the sema-tawy sign inscribed on them, a symbol for the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt.

    Provenance: Found in the pillared hall of the Akhmenu
    Person: Sety I
    Date: Dynasty 19, New Kingdom (1294-1279 BCE)
    Material: Black granite
    Functional Comments:
    Dimensions: H: 84cm, W: 43cm
    Current Location: Cairo Museum


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    Porter, B. and R. Moss (1929). Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs, and paintings: The Theban temples. Oxford, Clarendon Press. pp. 46.

    Van der Plas, D. (2006). “The Global Egyptian Museum, Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage.”

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