Stela of Maaty and Dedwi
The sculptor who carved this colorful funerary stela of the official Maaty and his wife, Dedwi, lived during the First Intermediate Period. At this time, the centralized royal government of the Old Kingdom had given way to local rulers, isolating provincial artists from the artistic traditions of the royal court. They developed local styles which, as on this stela, tended to be simple but lively.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Possible Place Collected: Naga ed-Deir, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2170-2008 B.C.E.
- Period: First Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 28 7/16 x 20 1/2 x 2 1/16 in. (72.3 x 52.1 x 5.3 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 39.1
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Stela of Maaty and Dedwi, ca. 2170-2008 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 28 7/16 x 20 1/2 x 2 1/16 in. (72.3 x 52.1 x 5.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 39.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)