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Stele of Meniu

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The figures are partly cut in. It depicts a man, his son and favorite dog with numerous funerary offerings. The man faces the right. The scene is framed at the top and sides with a border of black, yellow, red and green blocks.

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.

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: 47 x 48.5 cm (18 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1480

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele