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Sandstone demiotic stela from Dendereh<< Sandstone demiotic stela from Dendereh (E2983). Greco-Roman Period (332-30 B.C.). Nepthys is on the left of the center scene, kneeling in a mourning pose.

The goddess Nepthys was the sister of Isis and the sister-wife of the god Seth. She is often shown accompanying Isis beside the mummy of Osiris in the traditional mourning position. Nepthys helped Isis gather up the pieces of Osiris after he had been dismembered by Seth. She was the protectress of the canopic jars used in mummification, and often appeared on coffins together with Isis. She normally wears the hieroglyphic signs that spell her name on her head.


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