About this object

Broken stone stela for a muscian named Raia. The lunette shows a representation of a 19th Dynasty king offering to Osiris, Horus and Isis (not illustrated).

Marked by the excavator 870 A'09.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Univeristy of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1909
  • Measurements
    425 mm x 245 mm
  • Note
    Seen by Dr Jaromir Malek, 1977. A small chapel at Saqqara was found in 1981, built for man named Raia (and his wife Mutemwia) who was Chief of Singers in the temple of the Memphite town-god, Ptah. There is a possibility that he is identical to the Raia depicted on this stela from Abydos, suggesting Raia made a pilgrimage to the sacred city of the god Osiris. For details about the tomb see this link, http://www.saqqara.nl/excavations/tombs/raia
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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