From: Egypt | Mit-Rahineh

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E13604
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Mit-Rahineh
Locus South Portal | Strip 100W, sub N end
Section Egyptian
Materials Limestone
Technique Inscribed
Iconography Ptah | Worshipper
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

Irregularly-shaped stela with extensive damaged around the edges. Decorated with raised relief, and incised texts. At the left is an image of the god Ptah, facing right. He wears a tassel at his neck, and holds a combined was/ankh/djed scepter. His eye is deeply carved, and appears to have been originally inlaid. He stands inside his shrine, with a short incised text above his head giving his name and epithet.

To the right is an image of a standing male worshipper, whose arms are raised in praise. He appears to wear a shoulder-length wig, though the back of his head is missing. Like the image of Ptah, his eye is deeply carved and was probably inlaid originally. He wears a long kilt. Above and in front of him are three columns of text giving a funerary offering to him, though his name and title are badly eroded. There is also a line of badly damaged text below the worshipper's feet.

Height 40 cm
Width 28 cm
Credit Line The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number M2794 - Field No SF

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