University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E248
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Illahun
Locus: Shrine
Period: Middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty
Date Made: 1938 - 1759 BC
Early Date: -1939
Late Date: -1758
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Credit Line:Purchased from William Flinders Petrie, 1890
Other Number:ES248 - Original Number

Description

Limestone false-door stela. Cavetto cornice at the top is painted in alternating white, yellow and red. Below the cornice is a rounded dado with traces of black line decoration. Inside the rounded dado is a single line of text recording a generic offering formula: "[An offering that the king] gives to Geb (and) Osiris, Lord of Busiris." Below the text is the face of a woman in raised relief, facing left. Her hair is painted black, and her skin is yellow. From Shrine of Princess "Atum-Neferu."


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