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Stele of Imai

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This stele, decorated in sunk relief, depicts the King's Sealer, Sole Companion, Imai, standing facing the right. A border of colored blocks surrounds the figures and inscription. Much of the color remains.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, grave 509. 1923: 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. (Accession date: October 19, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11, 2100–2061 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 50 x 40 x 5 cm (19 11/16 x 15 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.626

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele