Funerary Stela


From: Egypt | Thinis

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number 40-19-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Thinis
Locus Cemetery
Period First Intermediate Period
Date Made 2130-1980 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Limestone | Pigment | Gesso
Technique Carved | Painted
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

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.

Height 59 cm
Width 71.5 cm
Depth 11.5 cm
Credit Line Exchange with Kevorkian, 1940

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