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Limestone stela

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Limestone stela


architectural element




round topped, deceased is led before Osiris by Anubis, inscribed. Inscribed in Greek, which was the official language of Egypt in the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods. Anubis presents the deceased to Osiris (seated) and Isis. There is a traditional offering table in front of the gods. The text reads: ' May the memory of Isidoros, son of Sarapion, who died before his time, be for the whole of time'.

Field Collection

Abydos Egypt


depth 5.8 cm
height 27 cm
width 33.6 cm




A.D. 100 — A.D. 200


  1. inscription
    Language: Greek
    Translation: May the remembrance of Isidoros (son) of Sarapion, who died before his time, be for the whole of time


  1. Abdalla, Aly
    Graeco-Roman Funerary Stelae from Upper Egypt [page: ]
    [comments: no.197 p.80 pl.62]
  2. Heichelheim, F.M.
    (1942) The Greek Inscriptions in the Fitzwilliam Museum (1942) [page: ]
    Source title: Journal of Hellenic Studies (
    [comments: p.17 f1]
  3. Martin, G.T.
    (2005) Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, c. 3000BC - AD1150 , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Cambridge University Press (2005) Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 152]



Accession Number

E.65.1901 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50380; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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