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Tablet

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Object Number:
93-7-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Egypt
Thebes (uncertain) (Egypt)
Period:
Late Period
Twenty-Sixth Dynasty
Date Made:
664 - 525 B.C.E.
Early Date:
-665
Late Date:
-524
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Sun Hymn
Re`
Atum
Description:
Painted Wooden Stele decorated in three registers. Lunette: Sun disk with Pendant uraei labeled "The Behedite, Lord of the Sky". Central register shows the deceased, Nehemsumut (son of Khonsuemsaf and Ruru, adoring Re (left and Atum (right) in parallel scenes. Below there is a text in 2 columns consisting of seven lines each. The text is a Sun Hymn.
Height:
35.5cm
Width:
25cm
Thickness:
3cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Westtown School
Other Number:
8859   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Kreamer, Christine M. 2012. African Cosmos: Stellar Arts. 368. : Page/Fig./Plate: 67/3.5
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