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Fragmentary stele of Hebi

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Made of soft sandstone, this stele depicts a man making an offering before the funerary gods Osiris and Anubis. A table of offerings is between the man and the gods. There are nine vertical columns of incised hieroglyphics above. Traces of white priming and of blue, green, and red fillings...

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Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 23.5 x 40.2 x 6.5 cm (9 1/4 x 15 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.) calculated weight app. 40 lbs. (asumed 8 cm depth)

Accession Number

11.1474

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele