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False Door Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
DATES 6th century B.C.E.
PERIOD Persian Period
DIMENSIONS 11 15/16 × 9 7/16 × 2 15/16 in. (30.3 × 24 × 7.5 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS I am (the monument) of Exekestos, the son of Charon.
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small limestone stela in the form of a false-door enclosed by a torus-molding, and surmounted by a cavetto-cornice. The details of these architectural elements are not given. The door has six jambs and three lintels. The outermost jambs and top lintel bear an inscription. In incised lines, in Greek. Condition: Large chips out of the cornice and molding. Inscription, in Greek: “I am (the monumental) of Exekestos the son of Choron.”
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION False Door Stela, 6th century B.C.E. Limestone, 11 15/16 × 9 7/16 × 2 15/16 in. (30.3 × 24 × 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1354E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1354E_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 37.1354E_PS11.jpg., 2019
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