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Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.

In the top register of this votive stele a swallow (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted. .

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Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted. .<br />
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