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Fragment from a Family Niche Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Schist
  • Place Made: Buto
  • DATES ca. 525–404 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XXVII Dynasty
    PERIOD Achaemenid Period
    DIMENSIONS 17 3/8 x 16 3/4 x 5 5/16 in. (44.2 x 42.5 x 13.5 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Remains of three columns of text in the center and twelve columns of text on the back.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 73.86
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment from a Family Niche Stela, ca. 525–404 B.C.E. Schist, 17 3/8 x 16 3/4 x 5 5/16 in. (44.2 x 42.5 x 13.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 73.86. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.73.86_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.73.86_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One dark green schist fragment from a family niche stela. At the lower right part are two standing figures; one male and one female. There are remains of three columns of text in the center and twelve columns of text on the back. The other portion is in Edinburgh no. 1956.134. Condition: Nicks and abrasions over surface. Edges chipped.
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     <em>Fragment from a Family Niche Stela</em>, ca. 525–404 B.C.E. Schist, 17 3/8 x 16 3/4 x 5 5/16 in. (44.2 x 42.5 x 13.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 73.86. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.73.86_NegA_print_bw.jpg)