West Bank Royal Stela Ramses V
This is a stela erected under the orders of Ramesses V. It is set on the West Bank of the Nile, right by the river in an area that was later carved by quarry fronts. The stela is surrounded by a frame that shows, at the top, the winged solar disk. The vertical parts of the frame bear the titles of the king. The stela itself shows the king to the right offering his name to a group of gods. Those consists of the theban triad, Amun, Mut and Khons, with the local lord Sobek, closing the march. Later seen as an evil deity, manifestation of Seth, the god of chaos, his image was destroyed. The lower part of the stela shows a cut that may have harboured a secondary installation made of wood that may have acted as an altar or an offering table.
Gebel el Silsila Project - Epigraphic Survey
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