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Stele of Rehuy

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This funerary stela bears painted figures of a husband, wife and son. The top and left are filled in with an offering formula. There is a border of black, red, yellow and green blocks. The crudely drawn figures are typical of the period.

Provenance

From 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. (Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 7–11, 2143–1991 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 55.5 x 78 cm (21 7/8 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1476

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele