9 – Funerary Relief

Funerary Relief with a Carian Inscription; Egyptian, Dynasty 26, 575-526 BCE; found in Saqqara, Egypt. Carians from southwest Asia Minor were among the foreigners fighting alongside Greeks in the Egyptian army. This funerary relief found in Saqqara (the necropolis of Memphis, Egypt) belonged to a Carian woman, who is identified as Piabrm, daughter of Usol. The carved scenes display a combination of Egyptian and Greek images. The upper and central registers include a winged solar disk and the Egyptian deities Osiris, Isis, Thoth, and the Apis bull. The bottom register shows the body of the deceased laid out on a couch in the Greek manner, attended by mourners.

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