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The Quban Stele - Show Piece

The Quban Stele - Show Piece

12x16 inches (Tablet)
12x17 inches (Tablet + Stand)


Famous Egyptian Quban Stele.  The inscription of Quban can be regarded as one of the most precious artifacts that have been discovered in the 19th century. This beautiful granite stele, of which the lower right part is missing, was discovered in 1842 in Quban, the old Baky, about 120 km south of Aswan. It is dated year third of the reign of Ramses II, which corresponds precisely to the year 1277 B.C. when the king was just 21 years of age.  The pharaoh is presented as overcoming an obstacle never overcome before: securing a water supply for expeditions to the Akayta gold mines. In doing so, Ramses II takes up an effort already attempted under the reign of his father Seti I.

The original granite stele honors this exceptional event. In the upper part, Ramses II makes an offering and fumigation respectively to the gods Min of Coptos and Horus of Baky. In the lower register, a hieroglyphic text of 38 lines informs that Ramses II, in the year 3 of his reign, decided to drill a well supplying water along the desert road which ended in the gold mines of Wadi Allaqi - essentially triumphing over men and beasts of dying of thirst and, consequently, enabling the acquisition of gold.

Each artwork from the Ancient Relica Series is created to be visually and tactically exciting.  The heavy cold feel of the black slate and rough edges drives a sense of discovery.  You just can't get this feeling from books or pictures... you need to feel.... let your eyes feel.  Experience what it's like to explore the details of these ancient hieroglyphs, pictographs and petroglyphs up close and personal.  Our goal is to give you profoundness and discovery - like when such sites were first uncovered. Each Artwork is completely unique and are modeled after the original inscriptions and images.  These relics you CAN touch!  Discover your World!


Created to display on included wood stand or handheld for close inspection.  This image is representative of the next one we create. Each is completely unique but similar to picture and dimensions. Message for a current picture of the available one if desired.   Made to wow, Made by hand, Made in Austin, Texas USA.

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