About this object

Round top stela, divided into three registers. Bottom register contains five lines of a demotic inscription, the beginning of each line of which is missing: "May the soul(s) live before Osiris-Sokar, great god, lord of Abydos...who died aged... who died aged 22 years old...".

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
    375 mm x 305 mm x 30 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by Professor John Garstang at Abydos for the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology 1907, tomb number 243a A'07. Aly Abdala, 'Graeco-Roman Funerary Stelae From Upper Egypt' (Liverpool, 1992) p. 54 cat. no.123, pl. 47b.
  • 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 The first chapter is devoted primarily to the recovery of the records of the unpublished excavations of John Garstang at Abydos in 1907.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.

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