User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Stele of Pa-di-Hor-sema-tawy from Denderah

Start collecting

Figure on a bier, Isis and Nepthys kneeling at each end. Demotic inscription. From Denderah.

Provenance

From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 32 cm (7 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1053

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele