Unfinished stele

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
1295–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Possibly Saqqara

Dimensions

Height x width: 36.6 x 32.3 cm (14 7/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.630

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Unfinished round topped limestone stele with red painted guide lines for scene: 3 standing figures include at left (facing right), the gods Khonsu (with sun-disc headdress) and Amen (with plumed headdress) and, at right (facing left) a priest with shaved head holding a bunch of papyrus flowers.

Provenance

Possibly from Saqqara; 1924: purchased by G. A. Reisner from the Egyptian government; 1925: accessioned by the MFA.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Museum purchase