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Funerary stele fragment of Padihorresnet

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Fragment of a wooden funerary stele, upper rounded portion only. Painted scene is topped by a border of black dots and a blue sign for "sky/heaven" (pt), under which is a red winged sun disk (identified by accompanying text as "the Behdetite") with green and red feathers and two uraeus cobras...

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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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 27 x 29.8 x 2.6 cm (10 5/8 x 11 3/4 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, painted gesso


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele