Relief

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Relief

In numismatics, an image on a coin that rises above the background and is not pressed into it.
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The crown, which has never been found but is depicted on statues and Egyptian reliefs, was created with the help of the powerful Egyptian priesthood to symbolise the qualities of the queen.
The ancient Egyptian relief carvings on the gateway depict Ptolemy VIII making offerings to Isis and Min, the chief gods of the town of Koptos, located on a main land route to the Red Sea ports.
You couldn't walk through the two floors of the gallery without bumping into some display of Egyptiana: a table of miniatures and figurines laid out as if in a vitrine at the Louvre; a section of floor covered with fragments of kitschy ceramic decor copied from broken Egyptian reliefs; a wall of photos showing some of the many sphinxes, obelisks, and other Orientalizing ornaments one can see throughout Paris; or a bookshelf containing dozens of volumes on the Near East.

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