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Upper left corner of a rectangular stele showing a man and wife facing right, she extending one arm to place a hand on his shoulder. Both individuals wear beaded collars and long wigs, hers with a large lappet hanging down over the shoulder. One line of offering formula in inscribed...

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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)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Dendara, Egypt


Height x width: 30 x 19 cm (11 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele