Fragment of a temple doorpost - ROM2018_16243_1


Fragment of a temple doorpost

Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 1965-1920 BC
Period: Reign of Senwosret I, 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
54.8 × 23.4 × 6.5 cm
Object number: 905.2.106
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description These glyphs once formed part of an inscription carved onto the doorpost of a temple to the god Osiris at Abydos.  The cartouche reads “Kheper-ka-re’ which, was the throne name of the Twelfth Dynasty king, Senwosret I.  The signs beneath the cartouche spell out the name and the beginning of one of the epithets of the god: Usir, Khenty -[Imentiu] : Osiris, foremost [of Westerners].  The West was considered to be the land of the dead, where Osiris ruled.
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1902-1904
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