Get this from a library the metternich stela [nora e scott.
Cippi and the metternich stela many shrines in both temples and homes in the late period of ancient egypt contained stelae known as cippi which were believed to confer protection from attack by certain animals, particularly snakes, scorpions and crocodiles. Wikipedia mis-identifies this form of the supreme egyptian god heru-amun-ra on the metternich stela as heka and “a winged man who represents the demonic solar god harmeti” hk hx as a form of heru should not be confused with a modern occult understanding of ‘magic.
The metternich stela (named after the original owner) is a magic-medical stele dating back to egypt’s 30th dynasty, around 380 bc during the reign of pharaoh nectanebo ii it belongs to a group of magical stelae known collectively as the cippi of horus. The supreme godhead heru-amun ra is centered on top he has a leonid head, four wing-arm limbs, two arm hands, one holds a was septre of vasu-deva all of the 'gods' on this stela holding these ws yahu / vasudeva septres are expansions or incarnations of his those holding ausu (ausar / osiris) and djed.
The metternich stela was crafted for nesu-atum, a priest, in around 350 bc during the rule of nectanebo ii along with being impeccably preserved, the metternich stela is the “most complete of the cippi both in texts and illustrations” (scott 203. Metternich stela incantation 5 is also found on a fine middle-sized example, uc 16548 over time the carvers of the amulets produced more shapeless renderings of the signs sternberg-el-hotabi 1994 documents the process of this dissolution of the script during the ptolemaic period. # the metternich stela a schema:mediaobject, schema:article, pto:web_document, schema:creativework library:oclcnum 193497148 schema:about # egypt.
The metternich stela is one of the most remarkable stelae related to magic and medicine in ancient egypt the text carved in the stone from the 30th dynasty is a fascinating source of forgotten spells and provides solutions to many health problems – especially those linked to poisoning. (from museum website the top half of this stela was skillfully 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.
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