Restoration Stela of Tutankhamen

Describes the following features:
  • 3rd Pylon

  • Associated with the following rulers:
  • Tutankhamen

  • Deals with the following topics:
  • Statuary and Stelae

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

    Description: This round-topped stela is an important historical document commemorating the end of the religious iconoclasm of Akhenaten and the official return to the traditional Egyptian religious system under king Tutankhamen. In the lunette (the rounded upper section of the stela), Tutankhamen is shown offering papyrus and lotus flowers (left) and a vase (right) to the gods Amun-Re and Mut. He wears the blue crown on the left and the nemes headdress on the right. Amun-Re wears the double plumed crown and holds an ankh sign in one hand and the was-scepter in the other. Mut wears the double crown and has her arm around Amun-Re. The winged solar disk stretches above the figures.

    The stela’s horiztonal lines of text record how the temples of Egypt had fallen into ruin during Akhenaten’s reign and how Tutankhamen had restored them to their former glory. Horemheb usurped the stela, but did not change all of Tutankhamen’s cartouches. The perforations down the center are from a later attempt to split the stela in half.

    Beneath the text, a line of rekhyt birds (symbol of the common people) adore the cartouches of Horemheb (originally those of Tutankhamen).

    Provenance: Found in the northeast corner of the Hypostyle Hall, thought to originally have stood in front of the 3rd Pylon
    Person: Tutankhamen with Amun-Re and Mut
    Date: Dynasty 18, New Kingdom (1336-1327 BCE)
    Material: Red granite with traces of blue paste, later erasures are filled with yellow paste
    Functional Comments: Stelae were displayed in temples to commemorate and glorify special religious, historical, or military events. This stela celebrated the renewal of the Karnak temples by Tutankhamen after their closure by Akhenaten.
    Dimensions: H: 2.54m, W: 1.29m, D: 0.38m
    Current Location: Cairo Museum

    Bibliography:

    Bennett, J. (1939). “The Restoration Inscription of Tut’ankhamun.” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 25: 8-15.

    Porter, B. and R. Moss (1927). Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs, and paintings: The Theban temples. Oxford, Clarendon Press. pp. 16-17.

    External links

    cbd gummies calm cbd gummies legal in ky cbd gummies edibles cbd gummies california torrance will 80 mgs of cbd gummies hurt me cbd blueberry gummies white label how to take 10mg cbd gummies should i eat how much royal cbd gummies to relax cbd gummies and tinctures lemon and mint are cbd gummies federally legal cbd gummies 25 mg bulk how many cbd gummies can you take in a day sunnyvale cbd gummies reviews royal blend cbd gummies where to buy nano royal cbd gummies is it bad to take cbd gummies every day cbd gummy bears quit smoking mood rite cbd gummies

    weight loss with green tea pills does exercise bike help lose belly fat weight loss phentermine pills number of calories to lose weight fast accutane weight loss how to lose hormonal belly fat from birth control hypothyroidism treatment weight loss atkins weight loss pills diet pills used by celebrities drink alcohol and lose weight fast cleansing to lose weight fast burn belly fat without pills cardio program to lose weight fast h2o diet pills dm with weight loss medication metformin and diet pills pills to get rid of belly fat fast health food store weight loss pills

    best single male enhancement pills how to make your penis bigger as a kid penis enlargement pills india where to get erection pills in ogden utah how long is a man supposed to last on bed libopro male enhancement pills reviews ayurveda sex pills for men erection pills cialis oxford ms erection pills king cobra penis pills pills for long and grith penis pills for penis circulation girth and thick veins pseudoscience penis pills blue diamond ed pills sexual pleasure enhancement pills male enhancement pills advertised on radio how to make my penis size bigger sex shop sex pills