242 LONG FAN - of wood completely covered with sheet gold. An
ostrich-feather flabellum. 1
Original. Lying on the ground, west end, between the third and fourth
innermost shrines - (see photo).
Max. L. 105.5, Max. W. 18.5, depth of palm of fan 10.5
centimetres. L. of handle 95 cents.
10.5 18.5 95
Long fan such as is often depicted behind kings on the
monuments. It is made of (?)wood completely covered with
The palm of the fan, pierced with 30 holes to hold the ostrich
feathers which were white and brown alternate, has both its
sides beautifully decorated with ostrich hunt scenes embossed
upon the sheet gold: -
Obverse: the King with bow and arrow is figured in his chariot
shooting a pair of ostriches. Beside the prancing horses runs
his favourite hound. In the field are desert flora. Behind the
King are royal emblems and an ankh carrying a fan.
Above the scene, in the field, is the following legend: <> in
front of King <>