Wooden stelae were placed beside the coffin in the first millennium BC. This example is from the tomb of a woman named Astemakhbit, who bears the title 'good follower of the divine adoratrice' (i.e. of the leading priestess in the cult of Amun-Ra at Thebes). At the top, beneath the winged solar disc, is a depiction of Astemakhbit adoring the sun god Ra-Harakhty, who is accompanied by the winged goddess Isis and three of the four Sons of Horus. The text contains the standard request for bread, beer and other funerary offerings, and names in addition to the deceased a woman Tadiamun (her mother ?) and Sen, a priest of Mont lord of Thebes.
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good follower of the divine adoratrice Astemakhbit true of voice
Tadiamun daughter of the god's servant of Mont lord of Thebes Sen true of voice.