False door stele of Bebi

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–8
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sharuna (Kom el-Ahmar)

Dimensions

Height: 82.6 cm (32.5 in.)

Accession Number

03.1967

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

False doors

The lintel of this false door is missing. The jambs depict standing figures of Bebi holding a staff. The vertical line of inscription is an offering formula.

Provenance

From Sharuna (Kom el-Ahmar). 1903: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting.

(Accession date: April 23, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription