Les premiers dépôts de fondation de Saï

Abstract : Briefly presented here are the eight deposits found under the foundations of the New Kingdom temple at Saï in Upper Nubia. After describing their discovery, emplacement and disposition, the different types of objects of which they are composed are listed and summarized : vases (mostly miniatures), models of the tools and instruments used for either the construction of the temple or in its foundation ritual, offerings, mortars and grindstones as well as foundation plaques and other small votive objects, mostly inscribed. Although parallels to most of these objects can be found in other XVIIIth Dynasty foundation deposits from Nubia or Egypt, the presence of miniature bowls bearing an inscription in hieratic indicating the geographic situation of the deposit constitutes an original element of the Saï deposits. This brief presentation is concluded by evoking the historical problems raised by the discovery in the deposits of plaques inscribed with the name Mn-xpr-Ra, but also Mny, Mny-Ra, Mni, Imn and Imn-Ra, even though architectural fragments bearing the names of Tuthmosis III and his successor Amenhotep II were found
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Florence Thill. Les premiers dépôts de fondation de Saï. VIIIe Conférence Internationale des Etudes Nubiennes, 1997, Lille, France. p. 105-117. ⟨halshs-00149375⟩

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