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Stela

Object Number:29-75-569
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip100E
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 16 cm
Width: 12.3 cm
Thickness: 3.5 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt, 1915-1920
Other Number:M3143 - Field No SF

Description

Round-topped stela with incised decoration in two registers. An incised borderline runs around the edge of the stela. At the left side of the top register is the image of a man seated on an animal paw chair. His upper torso and head are damaged. Behind him stands a lotus standard, and in front of him at the right side of the stela is an offering table and two smaller offering stands. Two damaged columns of text in the center of the stela in front of the man's head recorded his name and title, but are now illegible.

In the lower register is a procession of who represent the family of the deceased. The far left is damaged, but may be enough space for either a standing image of the deceased's wife facing right, or another child facing left. The preserved decoration shows (from left to right) a larger male and female, the latter of which has her left arm up in praise, with her right arm lowered holding the long stem of a lotus, and wearing a cone on her head. Following this woman are a smaller female and male. The female stands in the same attitude as the other woman, while the smaller male has his left arm up in praise, and right hand down holding a bird by the wings. There is a short text above the heads of the smaller figures at the right of the stela.

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