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Unfinished stele

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Unfinished round topped limestone stele with red painted guide lines for scene: 3 standing figures include at left (facing right), the gods Khonsu (with sun-disc headdress) and Amen (with plumed headdress) and, at right (facing left) a priest with shaved head holding a bunch of papyrus flowers.

Provenance

Possibly from Saqqara; 1924: purchased by G. A. Reisner from the Egyptian government; 1925: accessioned by the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Museum purchase

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Possibly Saqqara, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 36.6 x 32.3 cm (14 7/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.630

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele