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round topped stela, with two wedjat eyes on either side of a shen sign; below is a Htp-di-nsw of Ptah and Osiris, inscribed for Snbwy (Senebuy) who held high priestly titles, including 'chief priest of his god', 'lector priest', as well as 'the great controller of craftsmen of the Lord of All' (title held by the High Priest at Memphis) and 'one whose coming to the temple is awaited on the day of the rising of Sothis', referring to celebrations at the beginning of the new year; below the inscription is Senbuy (centre) with his wife, Nubemheb (left) and his son Ra-Seth (right); the faces and feet of the figures, Senebuy's left wrist and Ra-Seth's elbow have been deliberately damaged, as has the Seth-hieroglyph in the son's name
Memphis ? Egypt
1773 B.C. 1648 B.C.
Petrie, William Matthew Flinders, Sir (Filtered for: Antiquities)
Position: main text
Content: Htp di nsw ptH rsy inb.f nb anx-tAwy wsir nb Ddw di.sn prt-xrw t Hnqt kA Apdw Htpw DfAw m prt Hr xAyt Hr wDHw nb-(r-)Dr n kA n iry-pat HAty-a sAw r it.f m Hwt-nTr ra prt spdt wr xrp Hmwt n nb r Dr Hm-nTr aA n nTr.f Xry-Hb snbwy mAa-xrw
Description: six lines of hieroglyphs, orientated from right to left
Translation: An offering which the king gives (to) Ptah, South of his Wall, Lord of Ankh-Tawy (and to) Osiris, lord of Busiris, that they may give an invocation offering of bread and beer, oxen and fowl, and food offerings coming from upon the xAyt-offering table and the wDHw-offering table of the Lord of All for the ka of the 'hereditary prince and count', one whose coming to the temple is awaited on the day of the rising of Sothis, the great controller of craftsmen of the Lord of All, chief priest of his god, lector-priest, Senbuy, true of voice.
Position: in front of the woman
Content: Hmt.f mrt.f Xkrt-nswt, nbw-m-Hb (mAat-xrw)
Description: vertical hieroglyphs, orientated from left to right, possibly sharing the mAa-xrw-signs to the left of her head
Translation: His beloved wife, the 'royal ornament', Nubemheb (true of voice)
Position: above the head of the man at the bottom right
Content: sA ra-stX mAa-xrw
Translation: His son, Ra-Seth, true of voice
Three monuments from Memphis in the Fitzwilliam Museum
Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1982)
Some Remarks on the God Amun
Source title: Göttinger Miszellen (1983)
Burney, Ethel W.
Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings. Vol.3, Memphis. Part 2, Saqqâra to Dahshûr. Fascicle 3
[comments: 2nd edition]
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: 48-49]
The Political Situation in Egypt During the Second Intermediate Period
, Copenhagen :
Museum Tusculanum Press
(1997) Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press [page: 185, n.668]
(Reference Number: 63411; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)