Egypt Picture - Kneeling Man Presenting a Naos

Kneeling Man Presenting a Naos

Kneeling Man Presenting a Naos




Kneeling Man Presenting a Naos


A kneeling man presenting a naos (shrine) on which a ram's head has been placed. The ram was the animal of the god Amun, who is invoked in inscriptions (Ramesside era). Stone sculpture thus immortalized that privileged moment on a feast day when believers carried images of the god in procession. The devout pass their arms around the sculptures as a sign of protection and hope for the god's reciprocal benevolence and solicitude.

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