University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E13596
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Sekhmet
Offering Table
Height: 18.3 cm
Width: 11 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2765 - Field No SF

Description

Roughly carved round-topped stela with sunk relief decoration. The shape of the stela is irregular, perhaps indicating it is a reused piece of stone. Slightly less than one third of the way up the stela is an incised groundline. Upon this lines stands the figure of the goddess Sekhmet, facing right. On her head she wears a sun disc with uraeus. In her extended left hand she holds a papyrus scepter, and in her right she holds an ankh. In front of her at the right is a deeply-incised hourglass-shaped offering table of somewhat uncommon appearance. On top of the table are four circles, and a large lotus flower pointing toward the goddess.


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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