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Stele of Mestju

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This stele is executed in the finest shallow sunk relief. Two figures are seated on either side of a large offering table with loaves. On the left is Mestju and daughter Henut, right Mestju and wife Nubhotep. The Hm-ka Mestju "called" Iren. "Originally in 4 fragments, about complete mended...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7248 A. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6, 2500–2170 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x length: 23.2 x 52 cm (9 1/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.1117

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele