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Votive stele of Shed-wy-Amun

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Soft, white limestone; figure of king and two officials incised on surface; four vertical rows of hieroglyphics; traces of white priming and blue filling; broken and mended; surface rough.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 9 cm (4 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1499

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele