About this object

Round top stela, divided into two registers. At the top is a winged sun disc with two pendant uraei. The second register shows a standing figure of a man, arms at his side, dressed in civilian costume, frontally posed. To his right is a horse with a saddle and saddle cloth on its back. The horse is depicted in profile but its head is turned towards the spectator. On the left of the man is a smaller figure, presumably that of a child, in similar pose and dress. Above this is a standing mummified figure of Osiris wearing the white crown, in a similar position on the left of the stela. Both gods face inwards. No colour remains. The lower part of the stela has broken away and is now lost.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    30 BC - 395 AD
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the University of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1907
  • Measurements
    350 mm x 315 mm x 62 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by Professor John Garstang at Abydos for the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology 1907, tomb number 164H.
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Graeco-Roman Funerary Stelae From Upper Egypt

    Abdalla, Aly

    Author: Abdalla, Aly
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: 1992
    Description: This is a comprehensive study of funerary stelae exhibiting mixed iconography from upper Egypt during the Roman period in Egypt. The first chapter is devoted primarily to the recovery of the records of the unpublished excavations of John Garstang at Abydos in 1907. The published accounts of the excavations at Coptos and Dendereh are also assessed. There then follows a catologue of 256 stelae (including 144 stelae excavated by Garstang), which are ordered by site. There are discussions of the iconography, style, workmanship, inscriptions and dating of the stelae. The funerary beliefs and customs reflected in the reliefs and texts are set within the general context of the Roman period in Egypt. A concordance of the Garstang stelae with their excavation numbers is included, as well as a list of the stelae categorized by type of scene. There is also a record of the distribution of the Graeco-Roman stelae from Garstang's excavations at Abydos and from Petrie's excavations at Dendereh.

Events

  • Liverpool Excavations at Abydos 1906-1909

    Start date: 1906
    End date: 1906
    Description: Excavations carried out by Professor Garstang, on behalf of the Egyptian Excavations Committee, affiliated to the Univeristy of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology

Ownership

Previous owners

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