Stele of Heny
First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11
Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Tomb 2109
Height x width: 42 x 65 cm (16 9/16 x 25 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Painted tomb stele of the lady “concubine of the king.” Above the figure there are three lines of inscription. At the right are numerous funerary offerings. The scene is enclosed in a border of black, yellow, red and green blocks. It is partly defaced. It is a unique example.
From Egypt, 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.
Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / 2109
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition