Stele of Iretsekheru

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–26
760–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes

Dimensions

Height x width: 38.1 x 28 cm (15 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1980.166

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Round-topped stele divided into three registers. The upper register contains a sign of heaven curving over a winged sun disk with uraei. The middle register depicts two men, a father and son, worshipping the mummiform figures of Osiris and Re. The bottom register is comprised of five lines of hieroglyphic text and names the owner of the stele, a physician named Irethorsekheru.

Provenance

From Thebes. Sometime before 1980: Spicer Collection; 1980: purchased by MFA.
(Accession Date: January 16, 1980)

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund