Stela of User-pekhty-nisu and his wife, Pa-netjer
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The deceased and his wife sit at an offering table while their son stands making offerings. Unusually, their daughter sits behind the son. The standard offering prayer below is carved in hieroglyphs in a different style from the caption above, and some places in the inscription have been recarved. These features suggest that this stela was originally carved for a different couple and was later reused, a common practice for people who could not afford to commission a new stela.
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
early XVIII Dynasty
14 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. (36.8 x 24.8 x 7.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Stela of User-pekhty-nisu and his wife, Pa-netjer, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Limestone, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. (36.8 x 24.8 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1353E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1353E_SL3.jpg)
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