Stele of Nes-imen

1st half of the 26th Dynasty, ca. 600–550 BC, Perhaps from Abydos



Stele of Nes-imen

An offering scene is depicted below the gable of this stele. Nes-imen, an ointment cone atop his head, presents offerings piled high on a table to the gods Isis and Osiris. In addition to the standard request for offerings for himself, Nes-imen’s 6-line text includes his geneaology going back three generations.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Raum VIII

Object data

Object Name





Late Period


1st half of the 26th Dynasty, ca. 600–550 BC


Painted limestone


H 64,7 cm, B 34 cm, T 7,4 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Ägyptisch - Orientalische Sammlung

Inv. No.

Ägyptische Sammlung, INV 119


1821, purchased by Ernst August Burghart in Egypt

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