Stela of Lady Horemheb
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Not all funerary stelae made for women were as modest as this one, which was not carved but decorated only with paint. This example is shaped like a shrine, with an architectural molding and cornice, and an offering sign consisting of a loaf of bread on a mat. A pair of wedjat-eyes, signifying wholeness and protection, surmounts this composition underneath a short prayer to Osiris, god of the dead, for the “Mistress of the House,” Horemheb.
ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E.
24 7/16 x 15 5/8 x 5 11/16 in. (62 x 39.7 x 14.5 cm) (show scale)
Museum Collection Fund
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Stela of Lady Horemheb, ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 24 7/16 x 15 5/8 x 5 11/16 in. (62 x 39.7 x 14.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 14.669. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.669_erg456.jpg)
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Limestone funerary stela of the Lady Horemheb with ink inscription and cavetto cornice painted on in ink. Two large wadjet eyes painted on lower part of stela. Torus molding.
Condition: Fair. Entire surface coated with wax by Petrie just after excavation. Edges chipped. Stone soft at edges.
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