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This stele was used to pray to for magical guidance and strength. Water could be pour over the stele to absorb the magical potency of the stele and was then used in many magical rituals. The figure on the stele is Horus-the-Child, who as a child conquer many threats while living in the marshes of Egypt. 

Egyptian, Late Period, 30th dynasty, 360 – 343 BC. 

Found in Alexandria, Northern Egypt (delta region) 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

   
 

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