Sed Festival Relief


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 26 September 2016
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This stone slab is probably an artist's practice piece for a Sed festival scene. Appearing twice, the king wears the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and the special festival robe. He holds the crock and flail. Before him, the seated baboon is the god called the Great White, who represented the royal ancestors. Their blessing was needed foe the successful renewal of powers. From Saqqara, Egypt. Probably 2nd Dynasty of Egypt, 2890–2686 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, September 26). Sed Festival Relief. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Sed Festival Relief." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 26, 2016.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Sed Festival Relief." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Sep 2016. Web. 18 Jan 2021.

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