Stele of Seyepet

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11
2100–2061 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 532 debris

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 65 x 48 x 12 cm (25 9/16 x 18 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.628

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This stele portrays the Hereditary Prince, Nomarch, and King’s Sealer, Seyepet, striding forward toward the right. While Sayepet’s figure is rendered in raised relief, the offering formula is in sunk relief. There are remains of color.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, grave 532, debris. 1923: 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