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Fragment from a Family Niche Stela

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Schist
  • Reportedly From: Buto, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 525–404 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27
    PERIOD Achaemenid Period
    DIMENSIONS 17 3/8 x 16 3/4 x 5 5/16 in. (44.2 x 42.5 x 13.5 cm)
    INSCRIPTIONS Remains of three columns of text in the center and twelve columns of text on the back.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 73.86
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One dark green schist fragment from a family niche stela. At the lower right part are two standing figures; one male and one female. There are remains of three columns of text in the center and twelve columns of text on the back. The other portion is in Edinburgh no. 1956.134. Condition: Nicks and abrasions over surface. Edges chipped.
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