University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E13583
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip 100mid, sub
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ptah
Shrine
Height: 25 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2625 - Field No SF

Description

Rough votive stela or plaque with decoration in sunk relief. The god Ptah stands at the center of the piece, facing right. The bottom of the stone acts as his ground line. A roughly-carved shrine exists around the god, whose hands hold a combined was / djed scepter. In front of the god to the right is a roughly carved incense burner or offering table. The central image of Ptah is actually recarved over an earlier image of the god. The artist has reused certain elements of the original carving, such as the false beard and tassel, but the original, larger and much rougher outline of Ptah is still visible. There are holes all over the surface of the stone.


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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