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Fragment of a Round Topped Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Possible Place Made: Sumenu (Dahamsha), Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 19 to Dynasty 20
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (15.5 x 4.2 x 25.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upper portion of a round-topped limestone stela with texts and representations in shallow sunk relief. Represented are three deities. In the center is the falcon-headed Horus, seated before a tree and facing right. Facing him, and holding out ankh is crocodile-headed Sobek. Behind Horus stands ibis-headed Thoth. Inscriptions accompany the figures. Condition: Traces of red pigment preserved on the figures. Large chip behind Sobek, and another in the border above him Cleaning (?) or plaster (?) near the shoulder of Horus and the hand of Sobek. Small scratches. The rear surface is rough.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Fragment of a Round Topped Stela, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 6 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (15.5 x 4.2 x 25.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 69.116.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.116.2_view1_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 69.116.2_view1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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