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Egypt Votive stela of Amenemope 1479 BC-1425 BC

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Votive stela of Amenemope 1479 BCE-1425 BCE

This small votive stela (inscribed stone slab) depicts private individuals worshipping a venerated deity. It would have been dedicated at a shrine or temple and reflects the personal piety of the family. The stela shows Amenemope and his wife and son adoring Ra-Horakhty, the great creator god. In her left hand the wife carries a small perfume bottle, and the son carries a duck on a string.