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commemorative stela of a king smiting his enemies


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Title commemorative stela of a king smiting his enemies
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Date 1213 - 1203 BCE
Description Upper section of a round-topped stela showing a king smiting with a scimitar, held high in his left hand. He wears the double crown and uraeus with a ?tail attached to the back of the crown. The inscription above the king gives his Horus name and the two cartouches to the left of the king contain the prenomen and the nomen.

The king depicted on the stela is possibly Merenptah.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Current Accession 1964.176
Id Number Former Accession 176 1731.L10-50
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, carved on front
Location Creation Site Misr, Upper Nubia (Sudanese sites), Buhen
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, stela
Measurements 63 x 43 x 15.3 cm
Relation References LXXVII, 3

Excavation reports in Kush: journal of the Sudan Antiquities Service. Khartoum: Sudan Antiquit
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, Merenptah/Baenre
Work Type stela
 

 

 

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