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Funerary stele (forgery)

Square green slate tablet framed on three sides with wood. On one side incised representation of a mummy on a bed; underneath four funeral deities; above two women with four vertical lines of nonsensical inscriptions between them.


Modern forgery. 1947: Mrs. Walter Atherton Collection; 1947: Given by Mrs. Walter Atherton to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Atherton

Egyptian, Modern,


Height x width: 9.8 x 10.2 cm (3 7/8 x 4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Slate and wood


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks