Fragment of a stele showing a woman holding a mirror

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6 (?)
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Dendara

Dimensions

Height x width: 21 x 25 cm (8 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1043

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

It depicts a woman sitting on a couch holding a mirror. She is shown in profile facing the left. It is done in raised relief. It is inscribed above her and behind her.

Provenance

From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF.
(Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription