Stela

55.82.124
Round table stela, divided into three registers. At the top is a winged sun disc with two pendent uraei, with sun discs on their heads. The second register, framed above by a pt- sign depicts a standing figure of Anubis (right), dressed in a long kilt, raising his left arm in the standard attitude of praise and of presentation of a dead person to Osiris, the sculptor has failed to represent the right arm, which would normally be shown either raised or laid on the shoulder of the deceased. The deceased, who is of the same stature of Anubis, is depicted in Egyptian costume, standing with both arms raised to Osiris. The latter is seated on his throne, placed on a small platform. He wears the atef- crown and holds a flail and heka- sceptre. Isis (left) stands behind him, her left arm raised towards him, dressed in a long robe. On her head is a throne- sign. All the figures are depicted in profile. The base line rises from right to left. The third register shows two recumbent jackals on a shrine facing one another. The stela is carved in incised relief, with some modelling of the figures. The figures of Isis and the deceased are of very slim proportions. Remains of yellow colour are to be seen on the wings of the sun disc. The uraeus (left) and its sun disc are coloured red, the other (right) and its sun disc, yellow. Remains of yellow are on the body of Osiris and on the flail and heka- sceptre. The upper part of the figure of Isis, her arms and legs and the throne- sign still show traces of yellow colour. Her dress was originally painted red. Yellow has been used for the face of Anubis and red for his kilt. The face, arms and legs of the deceased are painted red whilst his kilt shows remains of yellow.