Golden Mummies : Stela

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Basalt stela of a man named Pawerem. The upper scene shows him adoring the god Osiris and his divine sisters Isis and Nephthys. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The stela’s inscription opens with a short line in Demotic, the everyday script of Egypt from around Seventh Century BCE onwards. This identifies the owner as Pawerem, son of a man called Djedhor and a woman named Tahor. Beneath, the longer text in hieroglyphs gives an offering prayer: An offering which the kings gives (to) Osiris, Foremost of Westerners, Great God, Lord of Abydos, Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, who is in Sha(?)-hetep(?), Isis the Great, Divine Mother, Nephthys, divine sisters doing protection for the Osiris Pawerem, son of Djedhor, born of Ta[hor].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Hieroglylphic traditional religious script was understood by few outside the priesthood.</p>

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