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Stele of Khemi

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Stone; fine-grain; light color; rectangular field in center with rows of incised hieroglyphics; molding around edge; painted decoration of red, blue and gray; main field is yellow; much nicked.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12 to Dynasty 13, 1878–1640 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 40.6 x 29.8 cm (16 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.766a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele