Inscribed stele with a female figure

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11
2100–2061 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 253

Dimensions

Height x width: 47.6 x 36.2 cm (18 3/4 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.673

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

It is done in crude sunk relief. No color remains. It shows a standing woman facing the R before offerings. There are 3 lines of inscriptions at the top and 2 columns at the R. of the figure. It is in two pieces. Fragments are missing. It is in fair condition.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag: S.F.253 [Excav. date] October 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition