|Title||funerary stela of Tasheritbastet|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Artist||Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworld
Anubis, Canine God Of Cemeteries And Embalming
Nephthys, Funerary Goddess
|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|
|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|
|Style Period||Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Period|