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Stela Fragment

Object Number:E13602
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Mit-Rahineh
Locus: South Portal
Strip 100W, sub N end
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Ptah
Worshipper
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 10 cm
Width: 13 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Mit-Rahineh (Memphis), Egypt; Clarence Stanley Fisher, 1915
Other Number:M2773 - Field No SF

Description

Upper portion of a round-topped stela with incised decoration, and traces of red color. Borderline around edge. At the left is an image of Ptah, facing right, with a tassel at his neck. The top of a low chair near the god's back shows that he was originally seated. He holds a composite was/ankh/djed scepter. At the right is a worshipper facing left. His head is clean-shaven, and he holds his hands up in an attitude of praise. Before him was an offering table, now missing, with a vessel and lotus flower upon it. The damaged text seems to indicate that the dedicant's name is Neferrenpet.

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: 859View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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