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Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld<br>Hor-mes, Physician, funerary stela of the physician Hormes


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Title funerary stela of the physician Hormes
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld
Hor-mes, Physician
Date 1292 - 1190 BCE
Description Round-topped funerary stela, with two registers.
On the upper register, there is a scene depicting the physician Hormes and his wife ?Sebekh-ab standing before an offering table, adoring Osiris. Osiris is depicted as a mummiform man wearing the atef-crown and holding a heqa-crook and flail. There are seven columns of hieroglyphs above the heads of Hormes and ?Sebekh-ab. On the lower register, there is a scene depicting one man and three women with incense cones and lotuses on their heads and wearing long plaited wigs, each holding an ankh-symbol and papyrus. There is text above their heads, giving the name of each.
There are traces of paint on the flesh of Hormes and also on the hieroglyphs in the upper register.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 301-302
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N1962
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on front
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject funerary, votive, man, woman, god
Measurements 22.5 x 37.8 x 5 cm
Notes Described by Birch as 'suspicious'.
Relation References Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 151-167.
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty
Work Type stela
 

 

 

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