University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E13590
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip100E, sub N rooms
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ptah
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 38.5 cm
Width: 16 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2680 - Field No SF

Description

Narrow round-topped stela, cut down from a larger piece. Decorated with sunk relief, with traces of red pigment and gold leaf. Ptah stands facing right in a shrine, though the top of it has been cut off. He holds a composite was / ankh / djed scepter, and wears a wesekh with tassel. He stands upon a plinth. To the right at the edge of the piece are the traces of a standing male worshipper, facing left. A hes-jar can be seen near the edge, from which pours a stream of water. Toward the bottom of the scene is the angle of the kilt belonging to the male worshipper. There is a portion of a text above Ptah's head, and another below the feet of the worshipper which seems to have originally recorded his name.


Bibliography:

[Book] Moss, Rosalind L., and Porter, Bertha. 1981. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings III: Memphis, Part 2. Saqqara to Dahshur.. Oxford. Clarendon Press. ed. 2nd. Vol. III. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 860View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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