Stele of Khemi

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12 to Dynasty 13
1878–1640 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 40.6 x 29.8 cm (16 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.766a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Stone; fine-grain; light color; rectangular field in center with rows of incised hieroglyphics; molding around edge; painted decoration of red, blue and gray; main field is yellow; much nicked.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way