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Funerary Stela

Object Number:E9499
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Tomb of Djer (Tomb O)
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
First Dynasty
Date Made: 3000-2800 BCE
Early Date: -3000
Late Date: -2800
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 66 cm
Width: 30 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1901
Other Number:AES2120 - Other Number
EEF58 - Other Number


Round-topped funerary stela with the name of the owner, Ded, inscribed in raised relief. Below the name there is a determinative (?) or a figure of an individual with dwarfism.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Lower Egyptian Gallery (1983 - 1996) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. "Hidden Treasures: Abydos in the Basement". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 56. no. 1. pg. 42-51 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 45, fig9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Patch, Diana C. 2011. The Dawn of Egyptian Art.. New Haven. Yale University Press. pg. 275 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 120/121/cat.100View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 18/2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Petrie, William M. 1901. The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties, pt. 2.. Egypt Exploration Fund. Vol. Memoir 24. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pl26,28:58View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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