Stone: red quartzite (origin - from the "Red Mountains" of Djebel
Akhmar, an area near Heliopolis)
Opet-Procession, the return from the temple of Luxor to the temple
of Karnak on the river Nile using the barque "Userhat-Amun"
The crew consists of Thutmosis III. (left) and Hatshepsut
(right), between them the shrine of Amun with the barque "Wetjes neferu" on
which the naos is mounted with the statue of Amun inside. The shrine is
decorated in pairs with 4 series of protecting symbols - alternating a pair
of Isis tit knots and a pair of Djed columns. By the right side of the bow
one recognizes the Udjat eye which is bringing salvation.
Before the shrine stand papyrus bars crowned with the
Horus*flacon and the royal cartouche of Hatshepsut.
In the text line behind Thutmosis III - above which the two rudders - the
direction of travel is given: "hA.t r wjA aA Jmn wsr HA.t na.t m Xdj
Embarking on the large barque Userhat-Amun. Rowing downstream" - thus,
downstream from Luxor to Karnak.