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Stele of Ahmose

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The round-top stele is carved with figures in raised relief and hieroglyphs in sunk relief. It is inscribed for the chief of metalworkers, Ahmose, and his wife, the lady of the house, Werel, who are represented seated together at the upper left before a table of offerings. Opposite them is...

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January 14, 1981: purchased from Safani Gallery, New York by the MFA (said to have been in a Paris auction several years previously and and in a New York gallery).

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.




Height x width: 49.53 x 29.5 cm (19 1/2 x 11 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted limestone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele