Metternich Stela Papyrus
The Metternich Stela is believed to have been commissioned by a priest named Esatum during the Thirtieth Dynasty to be a part of the public part of a temple. The stela is a remarkable example of how magic and medicine were intertwined in Ancient Egypt. In addition to recording spells intended to protect against poison, the hieroglyphic inscriptions detail the story of how Horus fell ill as a child and his subsequent recovery upon the intercession of his mother, Isis. The story would also serve as a mythic precedent, as it was believed that the ill could recite the spells on the Stela or drink from water poured over its inscriptions for a cure.
Papyrus is the worlds first paper!
Created by the Ancient Egyptians, papyrus has been used as a paper for over 4500 years!
Each Papyri is
- Hand-made in Egypt
- Hand-painted in Egypt
- Packaged with a certificate of authenticity & protective plastic sleeve
60cm / 23.6 inches Tall
40cm / 15.7 inches Wide
(All Papyrus is hand-made & hand-painted, so yours may differ slightly from that in the photo)