Stele of Imai

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


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Grave 509

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 50 x 40 x 5 cm (19 11/16 x 15 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.626

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This stele, decorated in sunk relief, depicts the King’s Sealer, Sole Companion, Imai, standing facing the right. A border of colored blocks surrounds the figures and inscription. Much of the color remains.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, grave 509. 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.

(Accession date: October 19, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition