About this object

Round top stela with winged sun disc. Below as standing figure of a man (centre) is dressed in tunic and mantle, frontally posed, his right arm folded across his chest, with right index finger pointing to Anubis. The representation has been apparently altered from an original design showing the deceased with his right arm raised holding a long sceptre. The deceased is flanked on either side by standing figures of Osiris (right) and of Anubis (left). Both deities have their hands protruding, with a fold of cloth hanging down. Osiris, in mummified form, wears the white crown and holds a was- sceptre. The three figures stand at the same level without base line, the man slightly larger than the two deities. No colour remains.

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
    368 mm x 240 mm x 30 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by Professor John Garstang at Abydos for the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology 1907, tomb number 226p.
  • 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 The first chapter is devoted primarily to the recovery of the records of the unpublished excavations of John Garstang at Abydos in 1907.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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