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0126140

Metternich Stele, or Magical Stele 360-343 B.C. 3oth Dynasty, reign of Nectanebo II; late Dynastic period, Egyptian made from Greywacke; The top half of this stele was skilfully carved in a hard dark stone. On the part below the central figure panel, rows of hieroglyphs record thirteen magic spells to protect against poisonous bites and wounds and to cure the illnesses caused by them. In this detail of the stele, Horus emerges from the background.

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Metternich Stele, or Magical Stele 360-343 B.C. 3oth Dynasty, reign of Nectanebo II; late Dynastic period, Egyptian made from Greywacke; The top half of this stele was skilfully carved in a hard dark stone. On the part below the central figure panel, rows of hieroglyphs record thirteen magic spells to protect against poisonous bites and wounds and to cure the illnesses caused by them. In this detail of the stele, Horus emerges from the background.