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Limestone stela of Amenmose: a round-topped stela divided into two registers with figures in sunk relief and incised texts. In the upper register the workman Amenmose stands on the right with his arms raised in adoration of the goddesses Taweret, Nekhbet and Hathor who are seated on thrones on the left. In front of them stands an altar on which rests a water-pot cooled by a lotus-flower. In the lower register six female figures stand facing left with one arm raised in adoration and the other holding a lotus-blossum or other offering. They are named as the lady of the house, Mḫʒy-[ỉb], the lady of the house, Ḥnwt-wḏbw, whose relationship to the preceding is lost, her daughter Nfrt-Stt, her daughter ʒst,her daughter [T]ʒ-hʒ... and a sixth whose name is lost. The stela is in a poor state of preservation. It is badly pitted and worn, and the plaster used to smooth the surface has gone yellow, cracked and flaked away in some places. There are no traces of colour.
Height: 56 centimetres
Width: 38 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The individuals named on this stela are members of the family of Pashed, son of Hehennekhu, owner of Theban Tomb 292.
J. Lieblein, ‘Dictionnaire de noms hiéroglyphiques en ordre généalogique et alphabetique’ (Christiania, 1871-1891), no. 1000;
G. Maspero, ‘Recueil de Travaux relatifs à la philology et à ‘archéologie égyptiennes et assyriennes 2 (Paris, 1880), 169;
The British Museum, 'A guide to the Egyptian galleries (Sculpture)' (London, 1909), 188 (no. 676):
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' I (Part 2) (Oxford: Clarendon Press), ii, 716;
K.A. Kitchen, 'Ramesside Inscriptions' Vol. 7 (Oxford: Blackwell Press), p38.
- Not on display
- poor (worn)
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- Acquisition notes
- Lot 138 at sale.
- Egypt and Sudan
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