Stone: red quartzite (origin - from the "Red Mountains" of Djebel
Akhmar, an area near Heliopolis)
Opet-Procession, the royal barque with the cult statues of Hatshepsut and
Thutmosis III on the way back from the temple of Luxor to the temple of Karnak
on the river Nile.
Both statues are represented in the heb-sed-robe sitting under
a canopy which has the form of the upper-Egyptian shrine
pr-wr. The two statues are shown
sitting on a throne, whose side was decorated with the symbol of unification of
the Two Lands.
The royal barque drags the large barque of Amun named "Userhat
Amun" using a rope, which ends in a role before the statue of Hatshepsut.
In front of the canopy three standards are shown each is
supported by an Ankh-, Djed- or Was-sign. On the tops two Upuaut-standards are
shown and on the standard in the middle a pillow-like symbol ("Sd"
= pillow; according to Hannig, Deutsch-Ägyptisch, Sp. 712). Below the first
standard the side of the royal barque is decorated with an Udjat-eye.