<em>Stela with Sculptor’s “Signature”</em>, ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E. Limestone, 20 1/4 x 12 3/16 x 3 7/16 in., 40.5 lb. (51.5 x 31 x 8.8 cm, 18.37kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1347E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1347E_view2_PS9.jpg)

Stela with Sculptor’s “Signature”

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 20 1/4 x 12 3/16 x 3 7/16 in., 40.5 lb. (51.5 x 31 x 8.8 cm, 18.37kg)


Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.1347E

Image: 37.1347E_view2_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Rectangular funerary stela. At the top is a cavetto cornice: at the top and sides are heavy rounded moldings which frame a field decorated with two registers of figures accompanied by inscriptions. In the top register are shown the owner of the stela, a man named Henu, and his son Ptah-wenef facing each other across a table of offerings. In the second register two female relatives Ty-neter-ny and Neferu are also shown facing each other across a table. Below this register, in the relatively large empty space between the second register and the bottom of the stela, is inscribed. Condition: Irregular sawing; some chips in edges. Surface dirty.

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