Definition of stela
stelaeplay \-(ˌ)lē\ or
: a usually carved or inscribed stone slab or pillar used for commemorative purposes
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The stela, now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, shows Mentuwoser seated in front of a table bearing a massive amount of food.
At the cult center of Abydos, Osiris could watch over Mentuwoser, and pilgrims could say blessings, make offerings, or pour libations before the stela.
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Origin and Etymology of stela
Latin & Greek; Latin stela, from Greek stēlē; akin to Old High German stollo pillar, Greek stellein to set up
First Known Use: 1776See Words from the same year
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