University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E13591
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip100E
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ptah
Shrine
Height: 18 cm
Width: 18.4 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2682 - Field No SF

Description

Upper portion of a round-topped stela. Ptah stands at the left, facing right, inside a shrine. He holds a composite was / ankh / djed scepter, and wears a wesekh with tassel. To the right is an area which originally held the image of a worshipper. That area has been sanded down to remove that image, and probably an epigraph which existed above it in the rounded top of the stela. In its place there is a very poorly scratched image of a standing worshipper (?), and may be a pile of offerings in between him and the god.


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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