University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-75-567
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip100E, sub
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 20.5 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt, 1915-1920
Other Number:M3011 - Field No SF

Description

Fragment of a badly-weathered round-topped limestone stela decorated with incised relief. The stela is broken at the bottom, and is missing an unknown amount. Incised borderline runs around the edge of the piece. At the left is an image of the god Ptah standing upon a plinth inside a shrine. His upper half is badly damaged, but he holds a was scepter. At the right side of the fragment is a standing image of a man, whose arms are raised in worship. He wears a long wig with a round bottom, extending to his shoulder. His kilt is long and extends at least to his knees, where the stela breaks. Interestingly, this worshipper is larger and taller than the god Ptah, perhaps indicating that the god in the shrine is meant to represent a divine statue (?). Between Ptah and the worshipper is a row of three offering stands, upon which is an indistinct pile of food offerings. No inscription.


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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