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Inscribed stele with a man and wife

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The figures are in raised relief. The inscription is in sunk relief. There are remains of color. A standing man and wife are facing to the right before offerings. There is 1 line of inscription at the top, 1 in a column to the right, and 2 short subsidiary lines. It is in poor condition.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag; S. F. 524 [Excav. date] October 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11, 2100–2061 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 46 x 44 cm (18 1/8 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.671

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele