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Limestone inventory stela of the daughter of Khufu. Inscription begins [anX Hr mDd nswt -bjtj Xwfw dj anX] "Live the Horus Medjed, the king of Upper and Lower Egypt Khufu, given life" and continues with a dedication to Isis. In the course of the inscription there is mention of a temple to the goddess built next to the Sphinx to the north, west of another temple dedicated to Osiris. The middle of the stone is filled with inscriptions in four registers. In the fourth register, Apis and the Great Sphinx occupy the ends of the scene. The center reads: "The place of the Sphinx Horemakhet is south of the temple of Isis, the regent, and north of the temple of Osiris, lord of Rostau." The bottom of the stela is crudely executed. Illustration: yes.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_3568
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Freestanding stelae and obelisks
  • Findspot
    Isis Temple
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    GEM: 70.0 x 30.0 x 43.5 cm; JE: 41 x 71 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_2091
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15789
  • Notes
    Found June 1858.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Cheops; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_2091; EMC_SR_2.15789; RELATED SITE(S): Isis Temple

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Full Bibliography

  • Maspero, guide 1915 no. 174, Daressy, Rec. Trav. 1908 XXX, P. 110. Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza au Premier Millenaire. Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1991, pp.218-246, plates 39-40; Spencer, Neal. A Naos of Nekhthorheb from Bubastis: Religious Iconography and Temple Building in the 30th Dynasty. London: The British Museum, 2006, p. 19.

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