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Ear Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E. or later
    PERIOD New Kingdom, or later
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (5.6 x 4.2 x 1.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.95
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Ear Stela, 664-332 B.C.E. or later. Limestone, 2 3/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (5.6 x 4.2 x 1.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.95. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.95_view3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.95_view3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small limestone round-topped votive stela with four ears incised on the front. A specimen of the type of stela dedicated by one of the poorer classes. At the top center of the face there are a few strokes which may be intended for an inscription. The two upper ones are meaningless, the lower one may be the sign for 'sky' or the letter 'n'. Condition: Surface discolored, edges considerably chipped.
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     <em>Ear Stela</em>, 664-332 B.C.E. or later. Limestone, 2 3/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (5.6 x 4.2 x 1.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.95. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.95_view3.jpg)