Stele of Pakhery

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 46 x 33 x 2.5 cm (18 1/8 x 13 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

05.100

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Wooden stele inscribed for Pakhery, the son of the altar-keeper Disuamen and his wife Taditamenet. The stele is made up of two pieces of wood joined vertically, plastered and painted. The upper scene shows Pakhery offering to Ra-Horakhty on the left and to Atum on the right. Below, Thoth leads Pakhery before Ra-Horakhty, Isis and the four sons of Horus. The hieroglyphic text consists of offering formulae.

Provenance

By 1905: Theodore M. Davis colllection; 1905: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis