Stele of Princess Nefertiabet and her Food

Stele of Princess Nefertiabet and her Food

The King’s relatives, such as Nefertiabet, Khufu’s daughter—depicted on this relief found in her tomb (G 1225) in Giza—were buried beside the sovereign’s pyramid. Steles representing the deceased’s nourishment in the afterlife were the principal …

House altar of King Akhenaten and his family

House altar of King Akhenaten and his family

This small stele, probably used as a home altar, gives an seldom opportunity to view a scene from the private live of the king and queen. Akhenaten and Nefertiti are shown with the three oldest …

Stele of Nanai

When Osiris (above center) was killed, he was sent to rule over the Underworld with his fellow god, Anubis (above left). Together they watched over the dead, while Osiris’s son, Horus, became the patron god …

Stele of Amenemhat’s Family

This rectangular stele made out of painted limestone shows Amenemhat with his wife, son, and daughter. All the figures are shown seated except his daughter.  She stands before an offering table heaped with different kinds …

Stele of Akhenaten and his family. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 44865

Stele of Akhenaten and his family

This limestone stela shows King Akhenaten and his family as a “Holy Family.” It is considered to be an icon and was intended to be kept in a private chapel of an Amarna house. The …

Victory Stele of King Merneptah

King Merneptah, the thirteenth son and successor of King Ramesses II, reused the back face of this gray granite stele. The stele was originally erected by King Amenhotep III in his mortuary temple on the …

Stele Dedicated to Amun-Re, by the Foreman Baki

This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted in several colors. The pictorial plane is divided into two registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each other. The animals, with cobras rising …