Unfinished Votive Stela of Ptah
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
ca. Dynasty 19
5 9/16 × 3 3/8 × 3/4 in. (14.1 × 8.6 × 1.9 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Unfinished Votive Stela of Ptah, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. Limestone, 5 9/16 × 3 3/8 × 3/4 in. (14.1 × 8.6 × 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.91. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.91_view3.jpg)
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Small unfinished round-topped limestone stela. Figure of Ptah within a shrine at left. No inscription. Mediocre workmanship. Piece is of interest as an unfinished specimen. Shrine blocked out. Lower part of figure of Ptah more or less finished. Upper part only outlined. May be the work of an apprentice. Probably a votive stela.
Condition: Limestone extremely soft and powdering. Probably some salts in piece and should be soaked. Top chipped. Back very roughly hewn.
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