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Stela Fragment

Object Number:E13603
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip 100W, sub N end
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Ptah
Shrine
Height: 24.5 cm
Width: 21 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2777 - Field No SF

Description

Upper portion of a round-topped stela with raised relief decoration. Reassembled from multiple fragments, with damage and loss to the bottom. At the left the god Ptah stands facing right. He is inside his shrine, and wears a wesekh-collar and tassel. He holds a combined was/ankh scepter, which seems to lack the djed pillar. The tops of his feet are just preserved, and he seems to have been standing on a plinth. To the right is a male worshipper, facing left. He stands with his hands raised in an attitude of praise. He wears a long pleated kilt, and his head is shaved. There is a space above and in front of him intended for two columns of text, but the space was never inscribed.

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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