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Stele of Ptahsetji

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This round-topped stele is divided into two registers. The upper register shows the deified King Teti offering to Osiris. The two are separated by an offering table piled with food. The lower register depicts the draftsman Ptahsetji and his wife, who raise their arms in a gesture of...

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Provenance

(Accession date: January 1, 1925)

Credit Line

Purchased from the Egyptian Antiquities Department, 1924

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18–early Dynasty 19, 1400–1279 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 102.5 x 51.5 x 18 cm, 208.2 kg (40 3/8 x 20 1/4 x 7 1/16 in., 459 lb.) Framed (Aluminum L-frame/ six wall securement tabs): 101.6 x 52.1 x 13.3 cm (40 x 20 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.635

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele