Category: relief

Relief of a winged jackal

A winged jackal among the temple’s Ptolemaic hieroglyphs, detail of a wall carving at the Temple of Horus in Edfu.

Mut embracing Amun

Stone carving depicting goddess Mut embracing her consort god Amun, detail of a wall carving at Karnak Temple Complex.

Relief of Ramesses II

Detail of a bas-relief depicting Ramesses II (r. ca. 1279-1213 BC), from small temple built by pharaoh at Abydos. Now in the Louvre.

Transport of an obelisk

Relief from the Memphite tomb of Horemheb (r. ca. 1319-1292 BC) in Saqqara. Now in the Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna.

Offering Bearers

A priest carries long stalks of papyri and a basket of cakes and bread. Style of the later Old Kingdom.

A servant girl brings tomb offerings to the tomb owner. She carries long stalks of papyri with lotus flowers and buds slung over her arms. The basket balanced on her head contains either fruit or cakes. To the left is an incomplete offering formula. Based on Old Kingdom work.

Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Now in the Cleveland Museum.

Baking bread

Limestone relief of baking bread in ancient Egypt. One man makes cake paste, another one monitors the baking of bread molds. 

Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2500-2350 BC. Now in the Louvre.

Relief of a honey bee

Detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Seti I

(KV17). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Seti I, ca. 1290-1279 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.

Unas is suckled by an unknown goddess

Detail of a relief from the upper temple of the pyramid of Unas at Saqqara. Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Relief of Bes

Detail of the dwarf god Bes, from capital decorated in relief dates to the Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC. National Archaeological Museum, Florence.

Plaque with a female figure

Bone framed plaque with a female figure, from Egypt. Roman Period, late 3rd to early 4th century AD. Now in the

Benaki Museum, Athens.