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Wepwawet, Jackal-God Of Upper Egypt<br>Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld<br>Isis, Goddess, funerary stela in adoration to Osiris


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Title funerary stela in adoration to Osiris
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Wepwawet, Jackal-God Of Upper Egypt
Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld
Isis, Goddess
Date 1540 - 1292 BCE
Description Round-topped stela with three registers.
In the upper register is a scene depicting the god Wepwawet as a jackal-headed man with a was-sceptre in his left hand. Osiris is seated on a block throne before an elaborate offering table; he is depicted mummiform, wearing the atef-crown and holding a was-sceptre. Isis stands behind Osiris wearing a modius and uraeus on her head, holding an ankh-symbol in her left hand and her right hand raised to Osiris.
In the middle register is scene depicting a standing man pouring a libation before a seated couple on the right hand side. On the left hand side, there is a seated couple before an offering table, with a female child standing behind them.
In the lower register is a scene depicting two kneeling males on the right hand side of an offering table and two kneeling females on the left hand side, with a female child standing behind them.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 302-304
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N1964
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on front
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, stela
Measurements 26.8 x 40.9 cm
Notes Phrase 'Foremost of the westerners' is unfinished.
Relation References Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 101-107, 151-167, 222-223.
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Work Type stela
 

 

 

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