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A project of the American Research Center in Egypt


Khonsu enshrined [before Rameses VI, on front face].

An anthropomorphic form of the moon god. Khonsu was represented as a mummiform human figure (occasionally hawk-headed) holding a scepter and flail and wearing a sidelock of youth with a headdress consisting of a horizontal crescent moon surmounted by a full moon. He played an important role as a healing deity. As the son of Amen and Mut, he had a temple dedicated to himĀ at Karnak.