Stele of Meniu

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11
2143–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Height x width: 47 x 48.5 cm (18 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1480

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

The figures are partly cut in. It depicts a man, his son and favorite dog with numerous funerary offerings. The man faces the right. The scene is framed at the top and sides with a border of black, yellow, red and green blocks.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition