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Re-Harakhty, Sun-God, funerary stela of Nesy-wer

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Title funerary stela of Nesy-wer
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Re-Harakhty, Sun-God
Date 1075 - 664 BCE
Description Round-topped funerary stela.
In the lunette, there is a winged sun-disk with three columns of inscription (offering formula) directly underneath. On the left hand side of the stela, there is the hawk-headed Re-Harakhty, depicted mummiform with sun-disk and uraeus on his head, holding a was-sceptre and standing on a dais. An offering table stands before him. On the right hand side is a female, Nesy-wer, wearing a short wig, necklace and long see-through gown, one hand raised in adoration.
Red paint remains on the sun-disk and body of Re-Harakhty and on band painted across bottom. There are also remains of yellow paint in the inscription and the woman's necklace.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 316-317
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N1975
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on front
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, stela, funerary, votive, woman, god, inscription
Measurements 22.1 x 30.2 cm
Context Possibly from Thebes.
Relation References Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 94.
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period 3rd Intermediate Period
Work Type stela



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