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Stela of Neskhons Queen of Pinezem II


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 23 March 2016
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This painted wooden stela depicts a woman whose name was identified as Neskhons; she was the wife of the High Priest of Amun Pinedjem (II). On the right side, Neskhons looks to the left and makes an offerring to the god Osiris. There are seven vertical columns of hieroglyphic inscriptions above, identifying the god as Osiris with epithets and her as "the Osiris the great head of the first troupe of Amun-Ra king of the gods, the god's servant of Khnum lord of the First Cataract, king's son of Kush, overseer of the southern hill-lands, god's servant of the Lady of Offerings of Serudet, head of noblewomen Neskhons true of voice". From Thebes, Egypt. 21st Dynasty, circa 965 BCE.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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