|Title||funerary stela of the physician Hormes|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Artist||Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld
|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|
|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|
|Style Period||New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty|