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Votive Stela

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Object Number:E13593
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ape
Sun
Barque
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 29 cm
Width: 21 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2733 - Field No SF

Description

Round-topped stela with winged sun disc at the top, executed in sunk relief. Below the sun disc is a solar boat with twin recurved prow, rendered in raised relief. Inside the boat is a round sun disc. At the bottom of the stela is a tripartite register. At the left and right are standing baboons in sunk relief. Their arms are up in a gesture of praise. They have no internal detail, but are simply painted red. At the center of the register is a single column of hieroglyphs. The text is unintelligible.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Egyptian Stele Gallery (1956 - 09 Jul 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

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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