Inscribed stele with a male and female figure

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom (?), Dynasty 11–13
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 253A

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 47 x 53 x 6 cm (18 1/2 x 20 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.629

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This stela depicts, in sunk relief, a standing male figure with a female figure standing behind him. They are facing to the right, with an offering formula above and in front of them. Faint traces of red and yellow paint remain.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag,grave 253A. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition