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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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Provenance

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.

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Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1981.2

Medium or Technique

Painted limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele