University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E13598
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ptah
Worshipper
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 16 cm
Width: 10.5 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2769 - Field No SF

Description

Small round-topped stela with a border around the outside, and incised decoration and text. There is a small hole at the center of the top of the stela. At the left the god Ptah stands upon a plinth inside a shrine.He has a wesekh-collar with a tassel. In his hands he holds a was scepter. To the right of the god, standing on the groundline is a male worshipper. He has a clean-shaven head, with a long unpleated kilt. He has his right arm raised in praise, and in his left he offers lotus flowers to the god. Between the two is an offering stand with a spouted vessel. Four columns of incised text exist at the top of the stela, though they are all somewhat damaged. The leftmost two give the name and epithets of the god Ptah. The two on the right indicate that the stela was dedicated by the male worshipper, whose damaged name and titles are somewhat eroded.


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: 859View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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