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Funerary stele fragment

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Fragment of limestone stela of fine-grained stone. Portions of four columns of original incised hieroglyphic texts (captions for the figures below) above two kneeling figures (man at right, woman partially preserved at left), facing right with arms raised in a posture of adoration. He wears a...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 15.5 x 12.4 cm (6 1/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.703

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele