Egyptian Museum, Turin
Stela no 50066
Photograph by Su Bayfield 2008
Photography © of Museo Egizio di Torino
Stela of the scribe Ramose
From Deir el-Medina
19th dynasty, reign of Ramesses II
The scribe Ramose, whose title was
"Scribe in the Place of Truth" of
Ramesses II (5th to 38th regnal
year), dedicated this stela to the
goddess Qudshu, the Asiatic goddess
of love, possibly hoping that her
intercession might assist in rousing his
sexual potency. Qudshu is shown
standing naked on a lion, her sacred
animal. She is placed between male
fertility deities Reshep and Min.
In the bottom register next to
Ramose is his wife Mutemwia.
The couple failed to produce an heir
and eventual successor. The stele
reflects their desire to have children.
Height: 45 cm
Width: 30 cm
cat. 1601 = CGT 50066