This object caught my eye in the Cairo Museum because of the style – I like the very clear and elegantly carved hieroglyphs, which are neatly filled in with black to stand out against the white alabaster. When new it would’ve been very striking!

The two cartouches on it are, I think, those of Senwosret II. Comparing it to the one on the lower right is the name Senwosret, and the closest nesu-bity name for a Senwosret is Kha Kheper Ra. The middle hieroglyph doesn’t look quite right tho.

I have no information about this, sadly. If there was an information label in the museum I appear not to’ve photographed it – if anyone knows more about the object please let me know! 🙂

Stela or Offering Table with the Name of Senwosret II. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret II, c. 1897-1878 BCE (?).

See it on my photo site:

I’ve talked about the Naming of Kings on the blog before:

Jigsaw puzzles:

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