From Egypt; Probably from Middle Egypt, Tuna el-Gebel
H. 62.5 cm (24 5/8 in)
Rogers Fund, 1918
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
This stela depicts the royal scribe Senu adoring the god Osiris, ruler of the underworld. Below, Senu's son, the lector priest Pawahy, is depicted twice. Once standing and pouring a libation; once kneeling and reciting the funerary prayer inscribed in front of him. A second stela belonging to Senu is displayed in the same gallery (12.182.39).
Above the seated god
wp-wA.wt-Sma.w sxm xn.tj-jmn.tjw nTr aA HqA D.t
The southern Wepwawet, the powerful, foremost of the westerners, the great god, ruler of eternity.
Dd mdw (jn) zXA.w-nswt Snw
Xnm=k m sx.tj-Htp(.w)
Wsjr nb r-sTA.w
Words spoken (by) the royal scribe, Senu:
May you unite with the two Fields of Offerings,
Osiris lord of Rosetau.
Between the two figures
prr.t nb.t Hr wdH.w n Wsjr n kA n wHm nswt tp.j snw
(May) all that goes forth on the offering table of Osiris be for the ka of the chief royal herald, Senu