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stela

slab of stone or wood, with figures and text, carvings, or paintings, which was used in numerous ways such as a funerary monument

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Stela of King Ahmose the First
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This limestone stela was dedicated by King Ahmose the First, who expelled the Hyksos from Egypt, to his grandmother Queen Tetishery.

The top of this monument is decorated with a scene showing the king making offerings to the queen, who is seated on her throne.

The lower part of the stela is occupied by a hieroglyphic text that is a dialog between Ahmose and his sister and wife, Ahmose-Nefertari. They are discussing what they have done for their ancestors, especially their grandmother Tetishery and their mother Queen Ahhotep. He expresses his wish to build a great mortuary temple at Abydos for his grandmother Tetishery. According to his words, this will be a great temple, the likeness of which has never been built before.

Dimensions:  Height 225 cm  Width 106.5 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Relief

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Limestone
Type Type

Type:

Stela or Tombstone
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Abydos
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1903 AD
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Ahmose the First
Ahmose the First

Abydos
Abydos

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