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Stelae: E.SS.54

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Description

Round topped, fragment, with Seba, mayor of Abydos and his wife, adoring Osiris, with cartouches of Tutankhamun

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4.5 cm
Height: 37.8 cm
Width: 39 cm

Relative size of this object

39 cm37.8 cm4.5 cm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown

Materials used in production

Limestone

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 3 vertical columns, hieorglyphs facing left

  • Text: wsir nb HH nsw nTrw HqA n psDt ntrw
  • Location: In front of Osiris
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: hieroglyphs facing right

  • Text: nsw bity, nb-xprw-ra sA ra tw[t]-anx-imn HqA iwnw [Sma]
  • Location: Above Seba's hands
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: 3 vertical columns, hieroglyphs facing right

  • Text: HAty-a m tA-wr sS sbA
  • Location: Above Seba's head
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: 2-3 vertical columns, hieroglyphs facing right, but unclear

  • Location: Above Seba's wife
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: horizontal band of hieroglyphs facing left

  • Text: wab inHrt
  • Location: Lower scene, in front of right most figure
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: 2 vertical columns of hieroglyphs facing right

  • Text: HAty-a m Tni, sS, sbA
  • Location: Lower scene, in front of right hand figure of Seba
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: horitzontal hieroglyphs facing left

  • Text: HAty-a sbA n Tni
  • Location: Lower scene, above the head of left hand figure of Seba
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: unclear hieroglyphs, probably facing right, probably associated with a figure behind of which only the top of the head remains

  • Text: ?? xpr ??
  • Location: Lower scene, left of left hand figure of Seba
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: hieroglyphs facing left

  • Text: nbt pr? wr[n]
  • Location: Lower scene, in front of left most figure
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.SS.54
Primary reference Number: 63426
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 March 2022 Last processed: Thursday 17 March 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Stelae" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/63426 Accessed: 2022-07-05 20:38:07

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