Obelisk of a Woman
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
9 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (23.4 x 4.7 x 5.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Albert Gallatin
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Obelisk of a Woman. Limestone, 9 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (23.4 x 4.7 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Albert Gallatin, 50.169. Creative Commons-BY
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Limestone obelisk, probably a votive offering. Inscribed on front face only, with two columns of hieroglyphs. Below inscription, in sunk relief, a standing woman facing right, - a dwarf (?). Inscription is conventional utterance to Osiris for Neith - d3g.t (?).
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