Part of a funerary stela


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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 libation to an adjacent a standing man (Tetisheri). Behind the latter, there are 2 standing figures; a woman (Aametju) and a man (Adj). All of the 3 figures on 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 re-cutting, so that it can be re-used once again for squaring (for sale). From Egypt, precise provenance of excavation is unknown. 2nd 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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