About this artwork
This fragment portrays the judge and scribe Thenti sitting opposite his wife. His son, also named Thenti, stands to the right, and his granddaughter, who is sucking her finger, stands at the far left. The hieroglyphic text lists the titles that Thenti held and invokes the gods to give a thousand of funerary offerings to him in the afterlife.
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- Ancient and Byzantine Art
- Ancient Egyptian
- Stela of Thenti and Nefert
- The "...judge and scribe Thent" appears sitting opposite his wife. Over table listed "incense,.." below hopes for a "thousand of beer, a thousand of clothing..." The hieroglyphic texts enumerate the offerings that were desired to sustain Thenti and his family in the afterlife. In addition to food, he requests clothing, linen, incense, green and black eye paint, and material used in the embalming process.
- 55.9 × 87.6 × 11.4 cm (22 × 34 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.)
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