Stele of Setha (Setja) (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

2134-2040 BC
limestone, polychrome
Overall: 16 3/4 × 19 × 3 1/8 in. (42.55 × 48.26 × 7.94 cm)
The inscriptions read: “An offering that the king gives and Anubis, who is upon his mountain, who is in bandages, lord of the holy land the [necropolis], [consisting of] an invocation offering for the count, the honored one of Setja.” The offerings in front of Setja include meat, onions, two fowls, and jugs for drinks. Carved and painted stelai (stone slabs) containing prayers to Anubis were typically set into the walls of simple mud-brick chapels in the tomb’s outer chambers.
Dynasty 10
First Intermediate Period
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
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