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Funerary stela of Thutirtis, born of Kerbet (?)

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period
350–300 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Ptolemaic Cemetery (Birabi), Burial 35, near tomb, MMA excavations, 1912–13
Limestone, paint
H. 28.3 cm (11 1/8 in.); W. 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); D. 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
This stela was found in one of the Ptolemaic brick vaulted tombs in the Lower Asasif at Thebes. Thutirtis whose mother is Kerbet is represented on the left before Atum and on the right before Re-Harakhty. The offering formula is addressed to Re-Harakhty, Atum, Osiris, Isis, Nephthys, and Anubis.
Museum Excavations, 1912-13. Received from the Egyptian government in the division of finds, 1913.

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