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Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld<br>Isis, Goddess, funerary stela of Menty-em-hat


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Title funerary stela of Menty-em-hat
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld
Isis, Goddess
Date 950 - 730 BCE
Description Round-topped funerary stela.
In the lunette is the winged sun-disk with 2 uraei. Below are two recumbent jackals facing each other, on shrines. Between the two jackals is a shen-symbol with 3 water ripples below, all set on a sky-symbol.
The upper register shows Osiris seated on a block throne on a pedestal. Osiris is depicted mummiform, wearing the atef-crown and holding a heqa-sceptre and flail. Isis stands behind on a small pedestal with her right hand raised to protect Osiris. An offering table is in front of Osiris. On the right hand side of the scene is a shaven-headed man in a long kilt with hands raised in adoration to Osiris. The scene is framed by a column of hieroglyphs on the left and right hand sides, with other texts above the divinities and offering table.
In the lower register is a hotep-di-nesw offering formula in three lines of hieroglyphs, facing to the right.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 308-309
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N1967
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on front
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, stela
Measurements 35.3 x 47.8 cm
Relation References Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 101-107, 151-167.
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period 3rd Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty
Work Type stela
 

 

 

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