|Title||funerary stela of Menty-em-hat|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Artist||Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld
|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|
|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|
|Style Period||3rd Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty|