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Stele of Rety

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This pink granite rectangular stele in sunk relief belonging to Rety depicts a man seated at an offering table on the left; above and to the right is a hetep-di-neswt offering formula to Anubis: 7 1,000 signs wishing he be provided with thousands of offerings and every good thing forever.


From Giza: G 7809 D. January 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom,


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 25 x 33 x 9.5 cm (9 13/16 x 13 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele