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Stele of Heny

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Painted tomb stele of the lady "concubine of the king." Above the figure there are three lines of inscription. At the right are numerous funerary offerings. The scene is enclosed in a border of black, yellow, red and green blocks. It is partly defaced. It is a unique example.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / 2109

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11, 2143–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 42 x 65 cm (16 9/16 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1478

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele