Stele of Rety

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7809 D

Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 33 x 9.5 cm (9 13/16 x 13 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.1128

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This pink granite rectangular stele in sunk relief belonging to Rety depicts a man seated at an offering table on the left; above and to the right is a hetep-di-neswt offering formula to Anubis: 7 1,000 signs wishing he be provided with thousands of offerings and every good thing forever.

Provenance

From Giza: G 7809 D. January 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition