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Funerary stele

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Funerary stele depicting a mummy in profile, wearing a mask and tripartite wig. A band of hieroglyphic text runs across the top, giving the deceased's name, Pabek.

Provenance

From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 47 x 24 cm (18 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1055

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele