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Stela of Keludj

A limestone stela of Keludj, found at Abydos (marked 164). A male figure is standing in the centre flanked by Isis, the mother goddess, and Anubis, the jackal-headed god of the dead. All three figures are protected by a winged sun disc and two cobras. At the base, demotic letters - a later, everyday form of writing - provide the name Keludj, son of Pa-sher-djehuty.

Demotic script was a cursive style of writing known to the Egyptians as 'sekh shat', meaning 'writing for documents'. By the 26th Dynasty (664-525 BC) this style had replaced hieroglyphic writing forms in most cases apart from religious and funerary texts.

Credit: Gifted by the Egyptian Research Students' Association (Glasgow Branc ...
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Ptolemaic-Roman Periods, 332 BC-395 AD
235.0 x 175.0 x 53.0 mm
Images and text: CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection, 2023