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Archeological Object

Stele of Keti


Stele of Keti

The stele is rectangular in shape and shows an offering scene. At the top two horizontal lines of inscription are carved: "1 - An offering which the king gives to Osiris, Lord of Busiri, an offering consisting of bread, beer, [beef, birds]  2 - and cloths for the ka of Keti, previliged, the son of Henuu”.
 In the illustrated scene, on the left, the image of the deceased Keti, in a standing position is depicted holding in his hand the medu stick and the sekhem sceptre, the symbols of prestige. Keti is wearing a thickly squared short wig, with a usekh collar and a short skirt. On the right, in front of the deceased, the offering table laden with the offers is depicted; just above the table, on a different level, there is a representation of a man offering a front leg of beef to the deceased. The image of the offerer is accompanied by an inscription which reads: "His son, his beloved, Senbef".

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 4
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Object
  Definizione: Funerary stele
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Stele of Keti

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Beginning of XII Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 40
  Width: 25
  Depth: 4
  Varie: Conservation status: good, parts chipped and colour partially rubbed off.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 32-33