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Sandstone stela of Sety I: this fragmentary round-topped stela consists of twelve horizontal lines of text below a main scene. All texts are incised and all figures are in sunk relief. Sety I is shown on the right of the scene with one arm raised and the other holding an incense-burner. In front of him are two altars on which rest water-pots cooled by lotus-flowers. Facing him are Amun-Ra, Min and Isis. This stela has been broken into several fragments and has been restored in modern times. The surviving portions are worn and chipped in places. There are no traces of colour.
Height: 126.50 centimetres
Width: 83 centimetres
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- Curator's comments
The British Museum, 'A guide to the Egyptian galleries (Sculpture)' (London, 1909), 159 (no. 574);
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' VII (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 129;
K. A. Kitchen, ‘Ramesside inscriptions : translated and annotated Notes and comments; 1, Ramesses I, Sethos I and contemporaries’ (Oxford, 1993), 37-8 (no. 18);
H. Smith, 'The Fortress of Buhen, The Inscriptions' (London, 1976), 148 and 211;
P. Brand, 'The monuments of Seti I : epigraphic, historical, and art historical analysis' (Leiden, 2000), 288-289.
- On display (G65)
- fair (incomplete). This stela has been broken into several fragments and has been restored in modern times. The surviving portions are worn and chipped in places.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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