National Geographic : 1941 Oct
Metropolitan Museum ofArt With Incense and Libations, King Sethy I Wins the Favor of Falcon-headed Sokar,God ofthe Underworld On the fine-grained limestone walls of the ruler's temple at Abydos, Egyptian low-relief sculpture appears at itsbest. Just below the double cartouche, showing his throne and personal names and with vulture-headed Nekheb protecting him with her wings, the pharaoh pays histribute. The hieroglyphs over the head ofthe god mean "I give thee all strength; I give thee all power." In his right hand the deity holds the FAnkh, or sign of life, inhis left the Was, scepter of "well-being."