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Upper Part of Funerary Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, gessoed or plastered
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DYNASTY late XVIIIth Dynasty (probably)
    PERIOD Modern (forgery)
    DIMENSIONS 13 x 11 13/16 x 3 15/16 in. (33 x 30 x 10 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Upper Part of Funerary Stela. Limestone, gessoed or plastered, 13 x 11 13/16 x 3 15/16 in. (33 x 30 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1350E. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 37.1350E_NegA_glass_bw_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upper part of a tall round-topped funerary stela. The upper register bears a representation, in shallow sunk relief, of an Osiris-type figure facing right towards a small table. Opposite him, and facing him, stands a male figure wearing a long skirt, and a short wig cut on a bias. This figure extends two offerings towards the deceased. Above these figures are seven columns of text. [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription] In the lower right register are preserved the heads of three figures. The one on the left faces right; the other two face left. The central figure seems to be a woman who raises her hands in an attitude of offering. The texts which accompany these figures are, from left to right: [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription] Condition: Piece missing from upper part of lower register down; eroded and pitting.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Adequate (59%)
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