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Inscribed stele with a male and female figure

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This stela depicts, in sunk relief, a standing male figure with a female figure standing behind him. They are facing to the right, with an offering formula above and in front of them. Faint traces of red and yellow paint remain.


From Sheikh Farag,grave 253A. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom (?), Dynasty 11–13, 2061–1640 B.C.




Height x width x depth: 47 x 53 x 6 cm (18 1/2 x 20 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele