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Stele of Senbefitsen

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Stele of fine grained limestone depicting offering scene with male and female figures seated before a table of offerings, the former raising a cup. Two sets of hieroglyphic texts at top in sets of 5 horizontal bands at right, 4 horizontal bands and one brief column at left, each set reading in...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12 to Dynasty 13, 1878–1640 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

195

Dimensions

Length x width: 40.6 x 25.4 cm (16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

72.768

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele