London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE FUNERARY STELE
DYNASTY XIX/XX, CIRCA 1300-1100 B.C., PROBABLY FROM DEIR EL MEDINA, THEBES
The upper register with a scene of the deceased man worshipping at an altar bearing a loaf and a lotus flower, the figures of Osiris, protecting Isis, and Horus wearing a sun disc, the lower register with a scene of the deceased, wearing a short wig, adoring the deified figure of Amenophis I, his wife, Ahmose-Nefertari, and another deified female (his second wife, Inhapi?), traces of red pigment
11¼ x 8½ in. (28 x 21.6 cm.)
Purchased at Auktion Neumeister, 26 June 1985, lot 437.
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Amenophis I and his wife, Ahmose-Nefertari, were the patron deities of the Theban necropolis, having initiated the workmen's village at Deir el Medina.
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