Stela of Ity

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 July 2016
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In the upper scene, Ity and his wife receive offerings from two sons. Below left is another figure of Ity faced by two daughters. The top of the stela bears an exact date; year 14 of the reign of Senwosret I. The family came from Thebes, where Ity was employed at the temple of Amun-Ra in Karnak. They built an offering chapel, containing this stela, at Abydos to be closely associated with Osiris, the god of the afterlife. 12th Dynasty, year 14 of the reign of King Senwosret I, circa 1951 BCE. From Abydos, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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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, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stela of Ity." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Jul 2016. Web. 27 Jul 2021.