Stele

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .355 x .255

Accession Number

04.1847

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

From Esneh. Greek (ca 431 A.D.) inscription translated by R. Jasnow (*see object file) reads: “One god (is) he who comes to the aid of Domenos (?), the one also (called) Souros, in the ninth indictio.”

Inscription

† ??? ?e?? ? ß?e????, | Faµe??? ?e?, | S?????, t?? ?? ??d??(t?????)

Provenance

Said to be from Esna. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1845-04.1848) for £21. (Accession date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund