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Sandstone stela dating to the 1st regnal year of Sety I's reign (men-ma'at-re, ruled 1294-1279 BC). The King is offering incense before Amen-Re, Min and Isis. From Wadi Halfa, originally from Buhen. EA 1189.

The text details a new endowment made by Sety to the cults of Buhen. The primary cult to benefit was that of the composite god Min-Amun; both Amun and Min are shown in the scene at the top of the stela, along with Isis. The endowment consisted of daily offerings of food, along with priests and servants. This pious activity is typical of the beginning of a new reign. However, an increase in activity at Buhen, and in Nubia generally, is evident at the beginning of the Nineteenth Dynasty (about 1295-1186 BC). This perhaps indicates a reassertion of Egyptian authority after the religious disruption of the Amarna Period in the latter part of the Eighteenth Dynasty. (Source COMPASS)

AES: 1189 PRN: YCA611 Reg No.: 1887,0402.1478
Register: 4
COMPASS object number: OBJ5142
Bibliography: Bierbrier 1982, Pl.10-11
Condition: fair (incomplete)
Inscription details: Inscription (one side) in hieroglyphic script
Translation: Year 1
Note: Incised. 12 lines
Height 126.50 cm
Width 83.00 cm
Period: 19th Dynasty
Found/Acquired: Africa, Sudan, Buhen (Nubia) , North Temple (?), Forecourt G (?)
Donated by: Sir Charles Holled Smith
Acquired in 1887
Negative: 7D82
Permanent Location: G65 on display (wall)
Curator's comments: Published Kitchen, Ram. Insc. Vol 1 p37
HTBM Part 10: Plates 10-11
Brand, The Monuments of Seti I (2000): 288-289
Porter & Mss VII, p.129.


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