Stela of Netjer-mose
The five female figures on this stela of a man named Netjer-mose are not identified clearly. The large, prominently placed figure seated beside him may represent his mother. The dominance of these female figures may explain the unusual depiction of four large storage vessels, possibly symbolic of wombs, across the bottom of this stela.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 14 7/8 x 9 1/16 x 3 5/8in. (37.8 x 23 x 9.2cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.1351E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Stela of Netjer-mose, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, 14 7/8 x 9 1/16 x 3 5/8in. (37.8 x 23 x 9.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1351E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Stela of a man named Netjer=mose, who is shown with five female figures, only some of whom have their relationship to him specified. He sits beside a larger, unidentified figure of a woman who may be his mother. The unusual depiction of four large storage vessels at the bottom may be symbolic of wombs.
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)