Fragment of a stele

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
2140–1998 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 18.5 x 15 x 2.7 cm (7 5/16 x 5 7/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.98

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Fragment of a stele of fine limestone, carved in high raised relief, with hieroglyphic label in sunk relief. At the bottom right is the upper part of a man, facing left. Before him is the label “The attendant (Smsw), Sa-Hathor.” Above is part of a group of offerings, including a group of tall hes-vases and two animal heads, probably an oryx and a gazelle. Part of a vertical inscription preserved at right.

Provenance

By 1905: Theodore M. Davis collection; 1905: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.
(Accession Date: September 19, 1905)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis