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Stele of Sabny

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Made of fine sandstone, this stela portrays an official named Sabny seated before a table of offerings. There are four rows of inscriptions above him.

Provenance

From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions. (Accession date: December 1, 1897)

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom Dynasty 11–13, 2061–1640 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 36.5 x 41 x 10.5 cm (14 3/8 x 16 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

97.1012

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele