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Stele with representation Hathor

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Hathor-cow and papyrus painted on face, in white, black, red-brown and blue-gray on yellow-brown ground; two horizontal lines of hieroglyphs below, painted in black; edge chipped; painted hieratic inscription on edge and back.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 8.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1500

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele