Part of a Funerary Stela

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016
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This is an almost square limestone stela with rounded corners. It is inscribed in hieroglyphs. On the left side, the stela depicts a standing woman (Tames); she uses an incense burner and pours a libation adjacent to a standing man (Tetisheri). Behind the latter, there are two standing figures; a woman (Aametju) and a man (Adj). All of the three figures on the right side are smelling lotus flowers. Below them, there are lines of hieroglyphs, which read: "offering [given by the king] to Osiris lord of Djedu for the ka of Tetisheri son of [...] Tames". The squared corners of the stela were cut through the inscriptions; therefore, one can presume that this is a recutting so that it can be reused once again for squaring (for sale). From Egypt, precise provenance of excavation is unknown. Second Intermediate Period, 1650-1550 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, March 21). Part of a Funerary Stela. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4714/part-of-a-funerary-stela/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Part of a Funerary Stela." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4714/part-of-a-funerary-stela/.

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