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Fragmentary Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
DATES ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
DYNASTY Dynasty 19 (probably)
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 6 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (16 x 12.1 x 4.2 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE 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
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small round top limestone funerary (?) stela of the 'Servants in the Place of Truth, Hy-nfr (Huy-nefer)' making an offering to 'Ptah, Lord of Truth' to the left in the form of a mummy grasping a scepter. Inscription: 4 column at top of stela reading (1) Ptah, Lord of Truth (2). The Servant in the Place of Truth (3) Huy-nefer (4) justified. One column below figures; his father Hori. Condition: Lower left corner practically about one-quarter of entire piece missing. Edges badly chipped. Workmanship mediocre.
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