Thou art pure as Horus is pure, Horus is pure as thou art pure; thou art pure as Suti (Set) is pure, Suti is pure as thou art pure.." continuing with the same phrases in the names of Thoth and even of a fourth diety. Two lines of inscription below contain a prayer for offerings addressed to Osiris, Isis, Anubis, Hathor and other dieties. Deceased is a Priest of Montu, Ramose. His wife is named Henut-mehyt.
111.8 × 84.5 × 12.1 cm (44 × 33 1/4 × 4 3/4 in.)
Museum Purchase Fund
Extended information about this artwork
Thomas George Allen, A Handbook of the Egyptian Collection (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1923), pp. 42-43 (ill.).
Alan R. Schulman, “The Iconographic Theme: ‘Opening of the Mouth’ on Stelae,” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 21 (1984), pp. 183-84, fig. 11 (ill.).
Nicola Laneri (ed.), Performing Death: Social Analyses of Funerary Traditions in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean. Oriental Institute Seminars Number 3 (Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2007), cover image (ill.).
Long term loan to the Oriental Institute Museum at The University of Chicago February 1, 1999 - present.
The Art Institute of Chicago, acquired in Cairo through James Henry Breasted as agent, 1920.
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