<em>Stela of Pakhaas</em>, 2nd–1st century B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 14 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. (37.5 x 27 x 4.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.37.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.37.2_SL1.jpg)

Stela of Pakhaas

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:2nd–1st century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. (37.5 x 27 x 4.2 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 71.37.2

Image: 71.37.2_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Round-topped limestone stela. The top portion is decorated with a curved sign of heaven above a sun-disk with down-curved wings. Suspended from the disk are two cobras representing Wadjet and Nekhbet. Facing them are two jackals. Part of the original gilding is preserved on the sun disk; the sky was painted blue; traces of red are preserved on the disk's wings. The jackals are recumbent upon a base line below which is a horizontal sign of heaven. Traces of blue paint with red stars are preserved in this sign. Below, in a rectangular field flanked by was scepters are three figures. To the left, facing right, stands a woman holding a sistrum. She is the mother of the deceased who is shown in the center, facing right towards his son, separated from him by a table with offerings. The son offers incense and a liquid to his father. Figure of Osiris upon lap of deceased. Condition: Chipped in upper left corner; small chips here and there. Diagonal gouge in lines three to five of main text. Much of the original paint and gilding preserved on the figures and their jewelry.

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