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Relief Cartouches of Alexander the Great Model 2 3D Model
Ptolemaic, 523-305 BC Limestone and pigment
Photograph taken April 2018 while on temporary exhibit “Beyond the Nile” at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.
From label: Alexander the Great asserted the legitimacy of his rule in Egypt by being depicted as a pharaoh in Egyptian temples. This relief fragment, probably from the temple of the god Thoth at Hermopolis Magna, preserves part of his traditional pharoanic titulary, consisting of multiple names. Two identical cartouches on the left contain his Egyptian royal name, “Chosen One of Re and Beloved of the God Amun,” while those on the right provide his personal name, “Alexander,”, rendered phonetically in hieroglyphs. The rest of the inscription reads, “King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Lord of the Two Lands.”
Permanently housed at Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva, Switzerland Accession No.: FGA-ARCH-EG-0162