University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E13588
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip100E, sub N rooms
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ptah
Sekhmet
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 15.2 cm
Width: 10.1 cm
Thickness: 4.6 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2674 - Field No SF

Description

Upper left corner fragment of a round-topped stela with sunk relief decoration and incised text. At the left is a standing image of Sekhmet who wears a strapped sheath dress, and a sun disc and uraeus on her head. Her eye is deeply drilled, and may have originally been inlaid. In her slightly extended left hand she holds a papyrus scepter, and in her right hand which hangs at her side is an ankh. Two incised columns of text in front of her face identifies her as "Sekhmet the Great, Lady of Heaven." To the right is a standing image of Ptah. He wears a wesekh collar and tassel. As with Sekhmet, his eye is deeply drilled, perhaps indicating that it was originally inlaid. Half of a column of text remains above his head.


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

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