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Stele of Ameny

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Abydos, the great sanctuary of the funerary god Osiris, was one of ancient Egypt's most sacred places. During the Middle Kingdom, officials ranging from relatively humble civil servants to the most powerful administrators in the central government commissioned monuments along the approach to the...

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Probably from Abydos. December 18, 1970: purchased by the MFA from the Property of the Kevorkian Foundation Public Auction at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12 – early Dynasty, 1991–1640 B.C.

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Place of Origin

Probably from Abydos, Egypt


Overall: 49 x 64 x 9 cm (19 5/16 x 25 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.) Weight: 49.9 kg (110 lb.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele