Stela Of Qeh

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Liana Miate
published on 08 May 2017

Stela of Qeh, early 19th Dynasty, about 1250 BCE. Probably from Abydos, Egypt. The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

Priests made offerings of food and drink to both the gods and the dead. Here a funerary sem-priest, with his leopard skin, pours a libation over a sumptuous offering table intended for three gods - Osiris and Anubis. He is also burning incense.

On the register below, the deceased man, Qeh, receives offerings from his son. He is shown seated with his wife Nedjempehy, drinking from a bowl.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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