Accession Number
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural element, Stela
Late Period
Egypt, Edfu
Height: 390mm | Width: 266mm | Depth: 36mm
Number of Elements
Divine Name
Behdety | Osiris | Re | Re-Horakhty

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Wooden stela. The upper register shows the winged sun's disc, here shown as Horus of Edfu. Below that is the sign for the sky and them in the central register the deceased is represented in the costume of a priest, his arms upraised in adoration before the sun god Re, shown with the falcon head of Horus, and Osiris. The offering formula in 4 lines reads: 'May the King be gracious and give to Horus of the Horizon, the great god, Lord of Heaven, of sparkling feathers as he comes forth of the horizon an invocation offering of bread and milk, of oxen and fowl, wine and milk, incense, ointment and clothing, offerings, ka food for the Osiris Pamenes justified son of Herefernit justified his mother being the lady of the house of Satweret, justified'. There are no images on the reverse. Purchased by Welcome at auction in 1931.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 132]


Lunette: bḥdt = Behdety Central scene: Above Re: rꜥ = Re Above Osiris: wsi͗r = Osiris Main inscription: (1) ḥtp-di͗-nswt n ḥr-ꜣḫty nṯr ꜥꜣ nb pt sꜣb-šwt pr-m-ꜣḫt An offering which the king gives to Re-Horakhty, the Great God, Lord of the Sky, Dappled of Plumage, who appears from the horizon (2) di͗.f prt-ḫrw t ḥnḳt kꜣw ꜣpdw i͗rp i͗rṯt snṯr mrḥt (in order that) he may give a voice offering of bread, beer, cattle, fowl, wine, milk, incense, meret-oil, (3) mnḫt ḥtpw ḏfꜣw n kꜣw wsi͗r p<ꜣ>-mns mꜣꜥ-ḫrw cloth, offering, and provisions for the kas of the Osiris Pamenes, true of voice, (4) sꜣ-<n> ḥr.f-mwt(?) mꜣꜥ-ḫrw ms-<n> nb<t>-pr st-wrt mꜣꜥ-ḫrw son of Herefmut(?), true of voice, born to the Mistress of the House, Satweret, true of voice.

Personal Names
Herefernit | Pamenes (pꜣ-mns) | Satweret (st-wrt)
Last modified: 30 Nov 2020

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