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Painted wood two-sided stela for the mistress of the house, Tamiu, daughter of Ankh-Khonsu, Superintendent of the Temple of Amun. Obverse shows the deceased praising Re Harakhte on the left side. A figure of the goddess Nut forms a border around the stela; on her body in centre is a disc with a row of seven stars on either side of it. Below this is a larger disc with pendant uraei and sacred eyes on either side. Above the scene is an inscription in nine columns of hieroglyphic text in black on a yellow background. The reverse is badly damaged and now difficult to see. The deceased and a goddess on the right side adore a god wrapped in bandages on the left side, wearing a crown with feathers and ram horns, holding a was-sceptre together with the crook and flail. There are ten columns of hieroglyphic text which are very damaged with much surface loss. The edge of the stela is inscribed with text with two inscriptions beginning at the top and working down to the bottom ends. The left side inscription has a cartouche of Takelot I (who reigned 889 - 974 BC).

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