The back pillar has two columns of inscription reading: “A Royal Offering Formula (to) Osiris Foremost of the West(?), Lord of Abydos(?): Invocation-Offerings of... and milk...[Anubis, Lord of the] Sacred [Land (i.e. cemetery)], for(?) the Venerated One before...Djed-Hor- iuf-ankh son of(?) the wab-priest(?) of Neith.”
The kneeling pose was adopted when offering salutations and prayers to the gods.
ProvenanceJoseph Brummer (1883-1947), New York, USA
Private collection, Germany
LiteratureCompare Mogens Jørgensen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: Catalogue Egypt IV (Copenhagen, 2009), pp.102-103, no.31
PublicationsKunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Germany, Auktion 555, 24th-27th November 1976, lot 1946
Photograph in the archive of Joseph Brummer (1883-1947), held at the Metropolitan Museum since 1980