COMPASS Title: The 'crossword' stela of Paser

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EA194

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COMPASS Title: The 'crossword' stela of Paser

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  • COMPASS Title: The 'crossword' stela of Paser

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  • The 'Crossword Stela': square limestone slab with an incised frieze of deities along the top and a grid containing Hieroglyphic symbols below; much conserved.

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  • The 'Crossword' Stela of Peser: a square limestone stela, now badly damaged, with an incised frieze of deities along the top; these worship a figure of the goddess Mut, which is now lost. The area below is covered with a grid, each square of which contains a group of hieroglyphic signs originally  filled  with   blue  pigment. This 'crossword' is sixty-seven squares wide and eighty squares deep, but may originally have been eighty by eighty. <br/><br/>The top horizontal line of text reads from right to left and provides the title for the rest of the inscription, which is a Middle Egyptian hymn to Mut, as well as indicating how the stela is to be read.

    Full: Front

  • The 'Crossword' Stela of Peser: a square limestone stela, now badly damaged, with an incised frieze of deities along the top; these worship a figure of the goddess Mut, which is now lost. The area below is covered with a grid, each square of which contains a group of hieroglyphic signs originally  filled  with   blue  pigment. This 'crossword' is sixty-seven squares wide and eighty squares deep, but may originally have been eighty by eighty. <br/><br/>The top horizontal line of text reads from right to left and provides the title for the rest of the inscription, which is a Middle Egyptian hymn to Mut, as well as indicating how the stela is to be read.

    Full: Front