University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 40-19-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Thinis
Locus: Cemetery
Period: First Intermediate Period
Date Made: 2130-1980 BC
Early Date: -2130
Late Date: -1980
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Pigment
Gesso
Technique:Carved
Painted
Height: 57cm
Width: 70cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Kevorkian, 1940

Description

Funerary Stela with brightly colored (red, blue, black, yellow) painting carved in sunk relief. The deceased is shown before piles of offerings and offering bearers bringing different types of meat and animals. Four horizontal lines of inscription beside the 32 entries of a menu.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)View Objects in Exhibition
Egyptian Mummies: Secrets and Science (27 Sep 1980 - 15 Feb 2016)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 38,39View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Fleming, Stuart, et al. 1980. The Egyptian Mummy, Secrets and Science. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 20/6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1948. An Egyptian Tombstone From A Period of Transition. The University Museum Bulletin. 13 (3): 25-29. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25-29View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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