Fragmentary stele of Hebi
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
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)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.)
Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames