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Title: funerary stela of Amenemhat
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo

Description: Round-topped funerary stela in two registers, carved in fairly crude raised relief with incised inscriptions.
In the upper register is a scene depicting a man, Amenemhat, and his wife Tutemhotep seated at the left hand side of the stela. Amenemhat wears a wesekh collar and long kilt and sniffs a lotus flower, held in his left hand. Tutemhotep wears a wesekh collar and long sheath dress. On the right hand side of the stela stands a man, offering to the couple. There are se

Author(s): Artist: Amenemhat
Mentuhotep

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Title: painted false door stela
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for V

Description: Limestone false door, with architectural features carved in relief and details painted in red and black.
Painted cavetto cornice with a second cavetto cornice within a raised frame. Within the upper section of the frame is a relief-carved false door with cavetto cornice, decorated with a check design painted in black, supported on relief-carved pillars. Painted in the central niche of the false door is an ibis, wearing the composite crown and standing on a neb-symbol with

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: fragment of a tomb relief of Pepy
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Cen

Description: Fragment of a wall painting from an unidentified tomb.
Pepy stands facing to the left holding a rod in his right hand and a kherep-sceptre in his left. He wears a short kilt, broad collar and short wig and bracelets on both wrists.
The lower sections of two columns of hieroglyphs are above his head, carved in sunk relief and painted blue. Pepy's jewellery is painted blue and his skin red. There is a broad red band under the baseline.

Author(s): Artist: Pepy

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Title: commemorative stela of a king smiting his enemies
VADS Collection: Artworl

Description: Upper section of a round-topped stela showing a king smiting with a scimitar, held high in his left hand. He wears the double crown and uraeus with a ?tail attached to the back of the crown. The inscription above the king gives his Horus name and the two cartouches to the left of the king contain the prenomen and the nomen.

The king depicted on the stela is possibly Merenptah.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: funerary stela in adoration to Osiris
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury

Description: Round-topped stela with three registers.
In the upper register is a scene depicting the god Wepwawet as a jackal-headed man with a was-sceptre in his left hand. Osiris is seated on a block throne before an elaborate offering table; he is depicted mummiform, wearing the atef-crown and holding a was-sceptre. Isis stands behind Osiris wearing a modius and uraeus on her head, holding an ankh-symbol in her left hand and her right hand raised to Osiris.
In the middle registe

Author(s): Artist: Wepwawet, Jackal-God Of Upper Egyp

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Title: funerary stela of Menty-em-hat
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre

Description: Round-topped funerary stela.
In the lunette is the winged sun-disk with 2 uraei. Below are two recumbent jackals facing each other, on shrines. Between the two jackals is a shen-symbol with 3 water ripples below, all set on a sky-symbol.
The upper register shows Osiris seated on a block throne on a pedestal. Osiris is depicted mummiform, wearing the atef-crown and holding a heqa-sceptre and flail. Isis stands behind on a small pedestal with her right hand raised to pro

Author(s): Artist: Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworl

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Title: funerary stela of Dedu
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vis

Description: Finely carved round-topped funerary stela of Dedu.
In the lunette is the date of the burial of the deceased, year 13 of the reign of Senwosret I. Below are 12 rows of inscription incised at the top of the stela. Part of the inscription includes the hotep-di-nesw offering formula invoking Osiris, Wepwawet, Heqet, Khnum and all the gods in Abydos on behalf of the Overseer of the Estate, Dedu. Other formulae are the call to the living and the festivals of Abydos including th

Author(s): Artist: Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworl

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Title: offering table
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Rectangular offering table carved in raised relief with a water channel (possibly stained through use) around the perimeter, meeting in a spout at the front. Offerings are represented in the central panel, which has a main design of two hes-jars, two hollowed out cartouches/shen-hieroglyphs and two lotus flowers, both curving over and flanked by two and two lotus buds. Above this is a raised line on which stand smaller objects including a water pot, vases and circular cakes.
Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: funerary stela of Amunhotep
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre fo

Description: Round-topped funerary stela, with two registers.
The upper register depicts mummiform Osiris, wearing the white crown and holding the crook, flail and was-sceptre, standing on a pedestal before an ewer on an offering table. Amenhotep, the scribe of god's wife, and his son the 'Troop Captain' Amenemhat (called Haty) stand before Osiris offering incense, water and flowers. Both men are wearing bag wigs and long transparent garments over shendyt kilts. There are six columns

Author(s): Artist: Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworl

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Title: funerary stela of Py
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visua

Description: Triangular funerary stela with flat apex.
At the top of the stela is a single-winged sun-disk with two ankh-symbols below. Below are three columns of inscription on left hand side and three columns on the right hand side.
Below the inscription is a depiction of Anubis seated on a block throne on a pedestal, on the left hand side of the stela. Anubis is seated before an offering table, laden with bread, vegetables and flowers and holds an ankh-symbol in his right hand a

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: funerary stela of XXX
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visu

Description: Round-topped stela with two scenes and eight lines of inscription, the hotep-di-nesw, below. The lunette contains a winged sun-disk below a curved sky-symbol. There is a was-sceptre down both sides of the stela, supporting the sky-symbol. The first register depicts Osiris, Re-Harakhty and Isis standing on the left hand side facing to the right, with an offering table in front of Osiris and a couple facing them adoring. A small figure of Penamun is standing behind Isis, his a
Author(s): Artist: Penamun
Osiris, God Of Duat, Th

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Title: lintel of false door of Khafre
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre

Description: Limestone lintel of a false door with incised inscription in one row of hieroglyphs facing to the right.

Author(s): Artist: Chephren/Khafre, King

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Title: ivory female statuette
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vis

Description: Naked female statuette carved from one piece of ivory. The woman has a narrow waist and broad hips and stands with hunched shoulders, her arms held at her sides and legs together. The facial features of the statuette are simple whereas the features of the body are more finely carved. The pubic area is exaggerated and highlighted by punctate decoration. The eyes, eyebrows and pubic triangle have been emphasised with black pigment.
The figure is broken; the legs have been r

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: incense stand
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts<

Description: Bronze trumpet-shaped incense stand dating from the Late Period to Ptolemaic Period. The stem was made from a sheet of metal folded over and the bell and rim were added separately. On the front of the bell of the trumpet is an incised inscription in two columns of hieroglyphs facing to the right. Part of the rim is missing and the surface is slightly pitting, with signs of erosion.
Description Source: K.M. Exell

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: beer jar
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Tall jar with a slender body, made from marl clay. The jar is largely intact except for a piece missing from the rim; it has also been mended around the neck.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: calcite statuette
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual A

Description: Calcite statuette. The statuette has no distinct limbs or other bodily features but the narrowing of the shape implies the narrow waist and broad hips of a woman. The head of the statuette has small protruding ears and a pointed chin; the mouth is shown by a single incised line and the eyes are hollowed out and inlaid with a green stone, surrounded by black pigment.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: granite head of a woman
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vi

Description: Granite head of a woman, broken from a larger statue at the neck. The woman wears a tripartite wig of plaited hair crowned by a modius with uraeus. The woman has curved eyebrows, wide-set almond-shaped eyes and a slightly smiling mouth. The top of the back pillar can be seen at the back of the head. The nose of the woman and the uraeus are missing and the head is slightly eroded with a pitted surface.

Author(s): Creator not set

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Title: black-topped beaker
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual

Description: Black-topped Nile silt ware beaker, constructed using the coil method and smoothed by hand. The distinctive red colour of the lower part of the exterior is due to a red iron oxide wash being applied to the beaker and then burnished. The upper part of the exterior and the interior of the beaker were blackened during the firing process.

Author(s): Creator not set

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