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Mortuary stela from the tomb of Thouta Resa
First Intermediate Period, Dynasty IX–X 2160 BCE-2025 BCE

limestone, pigment
34.5 × 55.0 × 13.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Dendera, Egypt
incised: (hieroglyphs) (translation: May the god Anubis, the lord of the town of Sepa, grant a royal offering (to the deceased). When 'Resa', the ruler of the temple (or palace, etc.) calls for them, offerings of cakes, beer and divine food shall appear before him in the Wag festival, in the Festival of the god Thoth, in the Festival of the "Beginning of the Year", in the Festival of the New Year, in the Festival of the god Seker, in the Festival of the "Appearance of the god Min", and in every beautiful festival)
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International