Unfinished Stela of Amennakht of Deir el-Medina

New Kingdom, Ramesside

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124

This stela from depicts the barque of Amun-Re carried in procession. Below is a hymn to the god, recited by the scribe Amennakht, his son Pentwere, and the chief carpenter, Amenemope. The god was believed to give oracles during such processions by influencing the movements of the priests carrying the barque shrine.

Unfinished Stela of Amennakht of Deir el-Medina, Limestone, pigment

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