Funerary stele

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22
945–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 24.5 x 19 x 7.8 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1763

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Round-topped wood stele covered with gesso and painted red, blue, yellow, black and green. A female wearing a transparent robe and broad collar pours a libation before a mummiform Re-Horakhty. Between the two figures is an offering table. Above the hieroglyphic text is a winged sun disk flanked by two uraei, both wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt.

Provenance

Said to be from Thebes. 1903: purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt for the MFA with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund