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Fragment of a Round Topped Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, traces of paint
  • Possible Place Made: Dahamshah, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XIX Dynasty - XX Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (15.5 x 4.2 x 25.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 69.116.2
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment of a Round Topped Stela, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. Limestone, traces of paint, 6 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (15.5 x 4.2 x 25.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 69.116.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 69.116.2_negA_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upper portion of a round-topped limestone stela with texts and representations in shallow sunk relief. Represented are three deities. In the center is the falcon-headed Horus, seated before a tree and facing right. Facing him, and holding out ankh is crocodile-headed Sobek. Behind Horus stands ibis-headed Thoth. Inscriptions accompany the figures. Condition: Traces of red pigment preserved on the figures. Large chip behind Sobek, and another in the border above him Cleaning (?) or plaster (?) near the shoulder of Horus and the hand of Sobek. Small scratches. The rear surface is rough.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (82%)
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