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Stele of Demsa and his wife

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Demsa and his wife are shown in profile standing facing the right. There is an offering formula above them. The fragment is broken and mended, and the surface is worn.


From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; 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, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11, 2100–2061 B.C.


Dendara, Egypt


Height x width: 40 x 31 cm (15 3/4 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele