London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE INSCRIBED FUNERARY STELE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
With scene of the offrant Na-Bastet, daughter of Wenher, before a table of offerings, worshipping the seated god Osiris and his sister-wife Isis, below 9 lines of a demotic inscription, traces of original colour remaining
10¾ x 6 in. (27.4 x 15.2 cm.), 2½ in. (6.3 cm.) deep
Tell el-Maskoutah; discovered by the Chief Engineer, Felix Paponot, when excavating the Ismailiah canal, near Cairo, circa 1874-1877.
French private collection.
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