Inscribed stele with a man and wife

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


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 524

Dimensions

Height x width: 46 x 44 cm (18 1/8 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.671

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

The figures are in raised relief. The inscription is in sunk relief. There are remains of color. A standing man and wife are facing to the right before offerings. There is 1 line of inscription at the top, 1 in a column to the right, and 2 short subsidiary lines. It is in poor condition.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag; S. F. 524 [Excav. date] October 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition