University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E13582
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip100W (M2572)
Strip100E, sub N rooms (M2734)
Strip100E (M3105)
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ptah
Sekhmet
Worshipper
Height: 23.2 cm
Width: 19.5 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2572, M2734, M3105 - Field No SF

Description

Round-topped limestone stela, reconstructed from three fragments found in different areas of the South Portal. The decoration is executed in detailed raised relief. There are traces of a winged sun disc at the top. At the left is the standing lioness-goddess Sekhmet, who wears a sun disc on her head, holds a papyrus scepter in her right hand and an ankh in her left. Her feet do not rest on a ground line, but rather on the head of a male with close-cut hair who holds up offerings to Ptah. In front of her at the center of the stela is a standing image of Ptah, with an elaborate wesekh collar and tassel. His hands extend from his midsection and hold a combined was / ankh / djed scepter. He stands upon a ground line. To the right of Ptah is an offering table, surmounted by a lotus flower. To the right of the table is a male worshipper with his arms raised in praise. His hair is either extremely short, or he wears a skull-cap. His kilt is pleated. In front of his face is a partially damaged column of hieroglyphs which probably records the man's name.


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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