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Funerary Stela

Object Number:
40-19-1
Current Location:
Provenience:
Egypt
Thinis
Locus:
Cemetery
Period:
First Intermediate Period
Date Made:
2130-1980 BC
Early Date:
-2130
Late Date:
-1980
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Limestone
Pigment
Gesso
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Description:
Funerary Stela with brightly colored (red, blue, black, yellow) painting carved in sunk relief. The deceased is shown before piles of offerings and offering bearers bringing different types of meat and animals. Four horizontal lines of inscription beside the 32 entries of a menu.
Height:
57cm
Width:
70cm
Credit Line:
Exchange with Kevorkian

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)
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Egyptian Mummies: Secrets and Science (27 Sep 1980)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 38,39
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[Book] Fleming, Stuart, et al. 1980. The Egyptian Mummy, Secrets and Science. : Page/Fig./Plate: 16
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20/6
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[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1948. An Egyptian Tombstone From A Period of Transition. The University Museum Bulletin. 13 (3): 25-29. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25-29
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