<em>Stela of Netjer-mose</em>, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, 14 7/8 x 9 1/16 x 3 5/8in. (37.8 x 23 x 9.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1351E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1351E_erg456.jpg)

Stela of Netjer-mose

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 14 7/8 x 9 1/16 x 3 5/8in. (37.8 x 23 x 9.2cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor

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Accession Number: 37.1351E

Image: CUR.37.1351E_erg456.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Stela of a man named Netjer=mose, who is shown with five female figures, only some of whom have their relationship to him specified. He sits beside a larger, unidentified figure of a woman who may be his mother. The unusual depiction of four large storage vessels at the bottom may be symbolic of wombs. Limestone funerary stela. The stela is round-topped. At the top are two "wadjet" - eyes. Below the eyes, to the left, are two people seated upon a lion-legged chair. The smaller person holds a lotus in his right hand down by her knees. Above the women is a text. Before the legs of the smaller man is also a text. Before the pair is a small offering table. On the right side of this table are two registers of small figures. The upper register shows a standing woman followed by a male figure with his right arm raised. Before the female is an inscription; before the male is an inscription. Below these two figures is a seated woman nursing a child. Before her face is a text; before her legs another text. These two figures are done in a very poor sunk relief. The bottom register has a representation of a row of four offering vessels in sunken relief. Condition: Front surface blackened with chips and scratches; arms of standing woman chipped away; gouge marks on all edges.

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