Round topped wooden stela mounted on two plinths with a figure of a ba bird pegged into the top of the stela. The wood is covered with white gesso and painted in red, blue, green and black. Below the winged disk are two figures of Anubis as a jackal. In the scene below, the deceased, Nesshutefnut, on the right is making an offering to seven deities. From right to left these are Osiris, Isis, Nephthys, Re-Harakhte, Hathor, Anubis and Wepwawet. The inscription, in six lines, is a hymn in praise of the sun god, Re-Harakhte, at his rising. Such hymns occur frequently on stelae of this period, but usually the god to whom the hymn is addressed is shown immediately in front of the deceased who utters this hymn. In this scene, however, Osiris is in this position, and Re-Harakhte stands fourth in the line of gods.
The mummy and coffin of Nesshutefnut (also known as Ruru) prophet of Khonsu, prophet of Horus, son of Iyhor and Teni, were found at Hissayeh in Upper Egypt during excavations undertaken there by Professor John Garstang and Harold Jones in February/March 1905. In the same tomb were a painted wooden stele, a canopic chest and a Ptah-Soker-Osiris figure. An unpublished photograph shows the relative position of the contents of the rock-cut tomb when it was opened. The coffin was lying against the side wall with the Ptah-Soker-Osiris figure close to the right of the head. Between the Ptah-Soker-Osiris figure and the canopic chest was the stela.