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Stele of Bebi, his wife Henutsen, and their children

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Rectangular funerary stele of limestone depicting the official Bebi, his wife Henutsen, and their son & daughter, all rendered with somewhat elongated proportions. Edges of the stele are fairly battered, with some sizable fragments broken away and missing. Some text obscured by the damage. ...

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Provenance

From Dendara, tomb of Bebi (family mastaba; tomb 770). 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund (EEF); assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, D, 2323–2061 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 42 x 89 x 6.2 cm (16 9/16 x 35 1/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1031

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele