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Archeological Object

Stele of Mentu-nakht


Stele of Mentu-nakht

Stele of rectangular shape on the left side in a frame saved hieroglyphic inscription with a relief in a portion of the entry are lowered over the depiction of the late striding to the right with arms raised in adoration, the inscription tells us then Min wearing face with "apron" triangular cap on his head and necklace. Mentu-nakht is the son of the owner of the stele 177 and bears the name of his grandfather, then it is likely the origin of the two stelae from the same tomb. The five columns on the character it say "Proscinema (grecism to prayer) in Min-Horus, powerful - because he bid funeral grant (consisting of) bread, beer, oxen, poultry, bread for the Ka of the Elder room, Mentunakht, justified, born of the lady of the house Abetib, justified". (translated Botti)
The remaining ten columns of text that fills the left portion of the stele is a hymn to Amun and Horus Min associated with seeking protection for the deceased and for the pharaoh.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 178
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased by Francesco castiglioni in 1830
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Abydos

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

Stele of Mentu-nakht

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XIII Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 49
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1927, Lange H.O., "Ein liturgisches Lied am Min", in Sitzungsberichte der Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp.331-338

1964, Botti G. “I cimeli egizi del Museo di Antichità di Parma” in Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombara”, vol. IX, Firenze, pp. 105 – 107, (cat. 178),  tav. XIII