Stela of Osiris, Isis, and Anubis

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 23 March 2016
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This is a sandstone stela. In the upper part, there is a winged disk with pendent uraei above a mummy in a boat; a jackal is present on either side of the boat. In the middle of the stela, there is a waz sceptre on either edge. On the left side, The god Osiris is enthroned with goddess Isis, who stands behind. In front of Osiris, there is an offering table. On the right side, the god Anubis presents a standing mummy of a deceased person. The Greek inscriptions are seen at the lower part of the stela; they read: "[Pse?]nphmois son of Apollos" (another possible restoration of the name is Senphmois). From Koptos. Roman Egypt, 30 BCE to 641 CE. 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 23). Stela of Osiris, Isis, and Anubis. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Stela of Osiris, Isis, and Anubis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 23, 2016.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Stela of Osiris, Isis, and Anubis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Mar 2016. Web. 26 Nov 2020.

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