2015 | 28 | 159–189
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On the Question of So-called Amun-vases: Observations from the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari

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It is well known that during the post-Amarna period, depictions and texts vandalized in the course of the religious revolution of Akhenaten were restored. On the whole, they were reworked without changes. However, in the case of some elements of the wall decoration, the repaired image differed somewhat from the original one. This is the case of liturgical utensils represented in the offering table scenes in the Chapel of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I, where instead of hes-vases with conical covers so-called Amun-vases were restored. These were hes-vases with ram-headed lids which are known to have been carried in processions heading to the Nile during the New Year celebrations. The paper aims at answering the questions, what was the reason for the destruction of the mentioned cult implements during the Amarna period and why in the course of the post-Amarna repair some of the libation vessels were restored as ‘Amun-vases’.
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