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Fragment from Section of a Round-Top Stela of Teti-em-re

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor

Under the rounded top of this funerary stela, decorated with wedjat-eyes ond other protoctive symbols, three short columns of hieroglyphs give the titles of a man nomed Teti-em-Re. The original carving depicted Teti-em-Re seated before an offering table with a rolled and folded cloth in one hand. The short chin beard, simple shoulder-length wig, and refined, delicate features are most frequently found in reliefs dating to the time of the joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, when this stela was probably made.

MEDIUM Black granite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 9 x 1 1/8 in. (18.4 x 22.9 x 2.9 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment from Section of a Round-Top Stela of Teti-em-re, ca. 1479-1425 B.C.E. Black granite, 7 1/4 x 9 x 1 1/8 in. (18.4 x 22.9 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.95. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.60.95_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 8/31/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upper portion of a round-topped stela. Black granite. Preserved is the upper portion of a male figure, probably a seated figure. The man wears a striated wig, broad collar, and short beard. His eyes are long and tilted; brows and cosmetic lines are executed in relief. The figure itself, as well as the other elements of decoration on this stela, is executed in a shallow sunk relief. Above, and slightly to the right of the figure, are partially preserved wedjat eyes flanking a shen. Below the shen are three 'n' signs. Before the figure are the partially preserved remains of three columns of text. These give the man’s name as Tti-m-r'. Condition: Incomplete. Left edge badly chipped. Broken in two and mended.
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    Fragment from Section of a Round-Top Stela of Teti-em-re