Stela of Penamun
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
In the upper register of this funerary stela, a man named Penamun, his wife, and one of their sons present offerings to the god Osiris, behind whom stands the goddess Isis. In the middle register, Penamun and his wife sit before a table of offerings. Facing them are a lector priest, a professional singer in an attitude of mourning, and one of their daughters. In the bottom register another man and his wife receive offerings from their children. The registers are meant to suggest different realms of existence. The upper register is the realm of the netherworld, the middle that of the tomb, and the bottom that of the living.
ca. 1334-1295 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
25 x 18 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (63.5 x 46 x 8.2 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Stela of Penamun, ca. 1334-1295 B.C.E. Limestone, 25 x 18 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (63.5 x 46 x 8.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1486E. Creative Commons-BY
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