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Archeological Object

Stele od Djay

Stele of Djay

The small stele, arched at the top, has not figured scenes and the surface is completely covered by an inscription arranged in ten rows; the hieroglyphs, carved roughly and in some places very stylized, show an offering formula:
"1 – An offering by the king
2 - to Osiris, Lord of the Westerners,
3 - Great God, Lord of Abydos, gives him
4 - an offering of bread and beer for the ka of Djay, son of  Titi
5 - [for ka of] Ibi, [son] of Iyt-
6 – enheb,  of Inef-
7 - seneb, son of Meret, [for the ka of] Titi
8 - daughter of Sathkhonsu, Meru
9 - son of Ay,
10 - of Iytenheb, daughter of Peti”.
The stele bears the offers for many people, whose names are followed by the name of the mother and probably the stele was dedicated to an entire household.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40421
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Funerary stele
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Stele od Djay

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XII-XIII dynasties
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 15,2
  Width: 9,5
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet; parts chipped

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.25 (cat.), table 73 

1999, Tiradritti F. in AA.VV. “Lingue e scritture nell’Antico Egitto. Sesh” (catalogo della mostra), Milano, p. 99

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