Findspot: Egypt, Giza, cemetery G 7000
Height x width x depth: 12.7 x 9.1 x 2.2 cm (5 x 3.6 x .85 in.)
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This type of stele was commonly deposited outside the temple walls, as the average person in Egypt had little access to the gods’ temples. The small, limestone stele has a human ear at the top, which was inteded to represent the ear of the god, which would hear the prayers of poius Egyptians. The god addressed and pictured here is the great sphinx of Giza.
From Giza, cemetery 7000. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, January 1926; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition