Small Round-Top Stela
This lower-quality stela with non-standard subject matter suggests a work produced outside the elite tradition. A man with a large flail kneels before a table stacked with offerings. Above him, a ship with a large cabin and a long steering oar—but no representation of a sun god, unlike the more prevalent imagery of the Stela of Anhorkhawi, displayed nearby—sails on a strip of water above four fish.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1292-1075 B.C.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty (probably)
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 13 x 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (33 x 24.5 x 11.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.1919E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Small Round-Top Stela, ca. 1292-1075 B.C. Limestone, 13 x 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (33 x 24.5 x 11.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1919E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)