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Stele fragment with woman in offering scene

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Fragment of a rectangular stele of limestone, bottom left portion. Relief decoration shows the lower part of a woman's figure standing before a table of offerings. She wears a tight fitted garment with shoulder straps, bracelets, and anklets, with evidence of a long wig/hair style. One hand...

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Provenance

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, Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast, 2323–2061 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 36 x 43 cm (14 3/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1041

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele