About this artwork
This fragment of a doorway portrays the owners of the tomb, Iniuia and Yui, adoring two seated gods whose knees are drawn up under their garments. Osiris, the main deity of the afterlife, wears a tall, plumed crown. His sister/wife, the goddess Isis, holds the hieroglyph for life (ankh) on her knee.
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- Ancient and Byzantine Art
- Ancient Egyptian
- Fragment of the Lintel from the Tomb of Iniuia and Iuy
- Limestone, pigment
- "Giving praise to Osiris, kissing the earth to Wennofer (an epithed of Osiris). May he give sweet breath to the scribe of the silver- and gold-treasury of the lord of the Two Lands, Inyuya, deceased (and) his sister (and wife), the house-mistress Yui, favored of Hathor the mistress of the sycamore."
- 24.8 × 71.1 × 10.8 cm (9 3/4 × 28 × 2 1/8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Robert H. Fleming