University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E6878
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Tomb of Qa'a (Tomb Q), east side, over chamber 3
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
First Dynasty
Date Made: 3000 - 2800 BC
Early Date: -3001
Late Date: 3000 - 2800 BC
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 148 cm
Width: 41 cm
Depth: 24 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900
Other Number:AES 1695 - Original Number


Stela of King Qa'a of black quartzite inscribed with the Horus name of the King. This stela is decorated with a serekh (a rectangle with paneled lower half) surmounted by an image of the falcon god Horus. The Horus-name was the oldest element of the pharaoh’s titulary and associated him with the falcon god. The two large pieces of this stela were discovered at Abydos during separate excavations of the Early Dynastic royal cemetery. The fragments were reunited at Penn Museum in 1903.


[Book] Wegner, Jennifer H., and Wegner, Josef W.. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. pg. 239 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 204/8.19View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H.. 2014. "Hidden Treasures: Abydos in the Basement". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 56. no. 1. pg. 42-51 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 44, fig.2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and American Research Center in Egypt. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 117/32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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