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Obelisk of a Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 9 3/16 x 1 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (23.4 x 4.7 x 5.4 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 50.169
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Albert Gallatin
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone obelisk, probably a votive offering. Inscribed on front face only, with two columns of hieroglyphs. Below inscription, in sunk relief, a standing woman facing right, - a dwarf (?). Inscription is conventional utterance to Osiris for Neith - d3g.t (?).
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