Medium: Limestone, pigment
Dates:2nd-1st century B.C.E.
Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. (37.5 x 27 x 4.2 cm)
Accession Number: 71.37.2
Catalogue Description: Round-topped limestone stela. The top portion is decorated with a curved sign of heaven above a sun-disk with down-curved wings. Suspended from the disk are two cobras representing Wadjet and Nekhbet. Facing them are two jackals. Part of the original gilding is preserved on the sun disk; the sky was painted blue; traces of red are preserved on the disk's wings. The jackals are recumbent upon a base line below which is a horizontal sign of heaven. Traces of blue paint with red stars are preserved in this sign. Below, in a rectangular field flanked by was scepters are three figures. To the left, facing right, stands a woman holding a sistrum. She is the mother of the deceased who is shown in the center, facing right towards his son, separated from him by a table with offerings. The son offers incense and a liquid to his father. Figure of Osiris upon lap of deceased. Condition: Chipped in upper left corner; small chips here and there. Diagonal gouge in lines three to five of main text. Much of the original paint and gilding preserved on the figures and their jewelry.