Stela of Ba
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The owner of this funerary stela, a man named Ba, is shown sitting in front of an offering table and sniffing a lotus while receiving a libation. Ba's son Mes and wife Iny are also included. An offering prayer below states that the stela was a gift, presumably from Mes, who is depicted between his parents. Because the composition places Ba in the center of the stela, the right side is so crowded that the female offerant, whose identity is not known, seems to be pouring liquid onto Ba's feet. Her extreme slenderness is typical of early Dynasty 18 figures.
ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.
15 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (39 x 23.8 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Jack A. Josephson in honor of Bernard V. Bothmer
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Stela of Ba, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, 15 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (39 x 23.8 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jack A. Josephson in honor of Bernard V. Bothmer, 85.113. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.113_PS9.jpg)
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