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Stele of a woman

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The First Dynasty royal tombs and funerary enclosures at Abydos are surrounded by hundreds of subsidiary burials, some richly furnished, belonging to members of the rulers' households. Because the burials appear to have taken place at the same time the king was interred, and because so many of...

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From Abydos, tomb of Djer. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: August 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, reign of Djer, 2926–2880 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Abydos, Egypt


Height x length x depth: 21 x 31 x 7.5 cm (8 1/4 x 12 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele