University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
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

Description

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.


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
[Book] Toye-Dubs, Nathalie. 2016. De l'oreille à l’écoute: Etude des documents votifs de l’écoute: nouvel éclairage sur le développement de la piété personnelle en Egypte ancienne.. Oxford. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 54View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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