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Stela

Object Number:E12314
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Abydos
Locus: Rt
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Chert
Iconography:Isis
Height: 14.5 cm
Width: 10 cm
Thickness: 4 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1912

Description

Votive stela depicting a seated Isis, facing left, with an offering table positioned in front of her. This was painstakingly carved into a piece of hard chert, rather than soft limestone, making an identification as a trial piece unlikely. The tool used to engrave the picture was probably made of flint, and the lines show multiple parallel incisions from such a sharp but uneven tool.

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