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Fragmentary stele of unknown person

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This stela fragment shows parts of three worshippers, including the upper half of a woman, the back of a man and the hand of a third person. Traces of black, red, and yellow paint are preserved. There is an inscription at the top.

Provenance

Probably from Thebes (and excavated by Mr. Theodore M. Davis); 1949: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Daniel W. Jones whose father worked with Davis at Thebes.* (Accession date: Aug-25-1949) *Four objects, 49.1071-1074, purchased as a group for $25.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.5 x 13.2 cm (4 1/2 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1074

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele