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017528

Granite sarcophagus of Pahemnetjer from Saqqara, Egypt 19th Dynasty, about 1250 BC. A High Priest of Ptah at Memphis Pahemnetjer clasps an ankh ('life') sign and a djed pillar, a symbol of Osiris indicating stability. Below the hands is a figure of the goddess Nut, and the texts name a number of protective deities of the dead. Pahemnetjer was a High Priest of Ptah at Memphis in the reign of Ramesses II (1279-1213 BC) Stone sarcophagi were often used for the burials of very important officials at this time.

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Granite sarcophagus of Pahemnetjer from Saqqara, Egypt 19th Dynasty, about 1250 BC. A High Priest of Ptah at Memphis Pahemnetjer clasps an ankh ('life') sign and a djed pillar, a symbol of Osiris indicating stability. Below the hands is a figure of the goddess Nut, and the texts name a number of protective deities of the dead. Pahemnetjer was a High Priest of Ptah at Memphis in the reign of Ramesses II (1279-1213 BC) Stone sarcophagi were often used for the burials of very important officials at this time.