Funerary Stela of the God's-Father, Nesikhonsu
- Late Period, Saite
- Dynasty 26
- 664–525 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb MMA 60, passage, MMA excavations, 1923–24
- Limestone, paint, gold leaf
- H. 46 x W. 34.5 cm (18 1/8 x 13 9/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1925
- Accession Number:
At the top right of the stela stands Re-Harakhty, followed by Nesikhonsu. In the lines beneath them on the right half of the stela is a prayer that asks, "O Re, lord of rays, who rises in the east of the sky, may you shine in the face of the Osiris [Nesikhonsu]," followed by an extensive listing of Nesikhonsu's offices in the Theban area. At the top left stands Atum, followed by Nesikhonsu; the prayer in the lines beneath begins: "Hail, Atum, in this your final return, apparent as you cross the sky and land in peace. When you sail above each island and land, the gods and people come to you in song, giving you praise. Lay your perfect peace on the Osiris [Nesikhonsu]."
In the left half of the scene gold leaf may be seen on the figure of Atum and the large lotus blossom atop the libation jar and table.