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Stela (Commemorative Stone) Depicting the Funeral of Ramose

A work made of sandstone and pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of sandstone and pigment.

Date:

New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 (about 1279–1213 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Stela (Commemorative Stone) Depicting the Funeral of Ramose

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 1279 BCE–1213 BCE

Medium

Sandstone and pigment

Inscriptions

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.

Dimensions

111.8 × 84.5 × 12.1 cm (44 × 33 1/4 × 4 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1920.264

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