Location: On Display in the Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display

From: Egypt | Abydos

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E6878
Current Location Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display - On Display
Provenience Egypt | Abydos
Locus Tomb of Qa'a (Tomb Q), east side, over chamber 3
Period Egyptian Early Dynastic | First Dynasty
Date Made 3000 - 2800 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Basalt
Technique Carved
Iconography Serekh | Horus
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

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.

Height 148 cm
Width 41 cm
Depth 24 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900
Other Number AES 1695 - AES

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