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The Legend of the Possessed Princess (“Bentresh Stela”) (1.54)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Pseudepigrapha


A stela of black sandstone, 2.×.09 m, found in 1829 in a small, no longer extant, Ptolemaic sanctuary near the temple of Khons erected at Karnak by Ramses III. The stela was brought to Paris in 1844. The scene in the lunette shows King Ramses II offering incense before the bark of Khons–in–Thebes–Neferhotep. Behind the king, a priest offe…

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Lichtheim, Miriam, “The Legend of the Possessed Princess (“Bentresh Stela”) (1.54)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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