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Stela

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Object Number:E13626
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Memphis (Egypt)
Locus: South Portal
Strip 100E
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Ptah
Shrine
Staff
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 60 cm
Width: 56 cm
Thickness: 10 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M4344 - Field No SF

Description

Top portion of a rectangular stela with a cavetto cornice top, and text border around a sunken field. Decoration and texts are exectued in sunk relief. Below the top torus moulding is a horizontal text band which begins in the center with twin sw signs, beginning twin funerary offering formulae. Both offerings are dedicated to Ptah, though that on the left side is partially damaged. Both of these texts continue vertically at the edge of the stela.

In the central field is an image of Ptah, standing at the left and facing right. He is in a shrine, has a tassel at his neck, and holds a was-scepter in his hands. A short two column epigraph above his was-scepter gives his name and epithets. The lower portion of his body is eroded away.

At the right of the god is an eroded dedicatory text in four columns, read from left to right.

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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