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Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld<br>Anubis, Canine God Of Cemeteries And Embalming<br>Isis, Goddess<br>Nephthys, Funerary Goddess<br>Tasheritbastet, funerary stela of Tasheritbastet


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Title funerary stela of Tasheritbastet
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld
Anubis, Canine God Of Cemeteries And Embalming
Isis, Goddess
Nephthys, Funerary Goddess
Tasheritbastet
Date 304 - 30 BCE
Description Round-topped funerary stela, with lunette and two registers.
There is a winged sun-disk across the top of the lunette, with two pendant uraei and an inscription between and on the right hand side. There is a sky-symbol above a scene depicted on the upper register. The scene depicts a female, Tasheritbastet, standing on the right hand side, wearing a long wig and fringed dress, adoring Osiris standing on a pedestal. Osiris is depicted mummiform, wearing the atef-crown, holding the ankh-was-djed-sceptre, with bandages hanging in front of him. Osiris is followed by Anubis who stands with one hand raised and the other pendant holding the ankh-symbol. Isis and Nephthys follow, both holding papyrus sceptres in one hand and ankh-symbols in the other. The lower register has seven lines of hieroglyphs, facing to the right, and one line of demotic.
There is some damage to the lower register.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 310-311
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N1969
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on front
Demotic, demotic, incised on front
Location Creation Site Misr, Upper Egypt, Governorate of Sohag, Akhmim
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, stela, funerary, votive, woman, god, inscription
Measurements 23.2 x 41.4 cm
Context Dated by Munro to 2nd/1st century BCE.
Relation References Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle. London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 310-311

Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 21-26, 101-
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Period
Work Type stela
 

 

 

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