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Funerary Stela

Object Number:40-19-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Cemetery
Period: First Intermediate Period
Date Made: 2130-1980 BC
Early Date: -2130
Late Date: -1980
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 59 cm
Width: 72 cm
Depth: 11.5 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Kevorkian, 1940


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
Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display (23 Feb 2019) View Objects in Exhibition
Egyptian Mummies: Secrets and Science (27 Sep 1980 - 15 Feb 2016) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 38,39View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Fishman, Bernard, and O'Connor, David B., and Silverman, David P., and Fleming, Stuart J. 1980. The Egyptian Mummy, Secrets and Science.. The University Museum. 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.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 20/6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. Jun 1948. "An Egyptian Tombstone From A Period of Transition". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 13. no. 3. pg. 25-29 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25-29View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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