Painted Wooden Stela of Neswy

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 16 June 2016
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The gilded wooden statuette represents the "Ba" of Neswy perching on the top of the stela. The painted scenes below, from top to bottom: the winged sun-disc flanked by goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet as serpents, and by jackals representing Anubis; the deceased adoring the sun-god and other deities in the solar barque; and the deceased before Osiris, Isis, Nephthys, Horus, Hathor, Anubis, and Wepwawet. Probably from Thebes, Egypt. Early Ptolemaic Period, 3rd century BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, June 16). Painted Wooden Stela of Neswy. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5221/painted-wooden-stela-of-neswy/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Painted Wooden Stela of Neswy." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 16, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5221/painted-wooden-stela-of-neswy/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Painted Wooden Stela of Neswy." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Jun 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.