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Inscribed stele with a seated man and wife

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It is crudely incised. Some of the color remains. A man and wife are seated facing the R, before a table of bread. To the R of the table, there are two men offering. There are one and half lines of inscription at the top and two columns at the left. It is broken at the right, and fragments are...

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Provenance

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag: S.F.5202 [Excav. date] November 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: 90 x 50.2 cm (35 7/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.676

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele