Fragmentary stele of Hebi

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 23.5 x 40.2 x 6.5 cm (9 1/4 x 15 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.) calculated weight app. 40 lbs. (asumed 8 cm depth)

Accession Number

11.1474

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Made of soft sandstone, this stele depicts a man making an offering before the funerary gods Osiris and Anubis. A table of offerings is between the man and the gods. There are nine vertical columns of incised hieroglyphics above. Traces of white priming and of blue, green, and red fillings remain. It is broken through the center.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames