Stela of Irethoreru
Syenite?, 20 x 14 x 5 11/16 in. (50.8 x 35.5 x 14.5 cm)
Third Intermediate Period, XXV Dynasty, ca. 775-653 B.C.E.
Provenance not known
Brooklyn #07.422, Gift of Alfred T. White and George C. Brackett
Photo © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016
From the info card:|
"Beneath the wings of Horus the Behdetite, a manifestation of the solar god often found on stelae, or commemorative tablets, Irethoreru, at the right, makes an offering to the god of the underworld, Osiris, and his wife, Isis. The different shades of the stone have been successfully exploited for aesthetic purposes. Though the style of the representations is drawn from earlier periods, textual details suggest a Twenty-fifth Dynasty date."