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Tomb Stele of Nesptah

Tomb Stele of Nesptah

664–525 BCE
Overall: 34 x 28.5 x 3.8 cm (13 3/8 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view


A winged sun disk with pendant uraei (cobras) arches across the top of this funerary stele. The central scene depicts the deceased (at the right) being ushered by Thoth into the presence of the funerary gods. Led by Osiris and Ra-Horakhty, these gods are Isis, Nephthys, and the Four Sons of Horus. The tiny squares above them were intended for brief inscriptions naming each god, but the names were omitted, doubtless because of a lack of space.
  • Purchased from Elsie A. Conduit, c/o Mrs. John R. Conduit, Los Angeles Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California
  • Berman, Lawrence M., and Kenneth J. Bohač. Catalogue of Egyptian Art: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999 Reproduced and Mentioned: p. 418
  • {{cite web|title=Tomb Stele of Nesptah|url=false|author=|year=664–525 BCE|access-date=20 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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