Stele of Rehuy

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Tomb 123

Dimensions

Height x width: 55.5 x 78 cm (21 7/8 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1476

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This funerary stela bears painted figures of a husband, wife and son. The top and left are filled in with an offering formula. There is a border of black, red, yellow and green blocks. The crudely drawn figures are typical of the period.

Provenance

From 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.

(Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition