Painted Limestone Stela
1853 B.C. 1794 B.C.
Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom
rectangular, belonging to a man named Amenemhet Nebwy. The owner is shown in two registers, seated and standing. His family members, including his mother, are named in the text.
height, 82, cm
width, 65, cm
given; 1900; Egyptian Research Account
inscription; htp-di-nsw offering... for the ka of the Overseer of the House of Divine Offerings, Amen-em-hat Nebneby. His mother Nefert, born of Ipy, the Lady of the House Seneb, born of Imeny. His brother Overseer of weavers Sankh, born of Nefert. His sister Mehut-Ankh (?) , his brother Ren-ankh. The butler Renefseneb, the butler Senusert. Seeing the varied tribute by the beloved of the king, the overseer of the House of divine offerings, Amenemhat Nebnebi. His brother Ptah-meru, his brother Renefseneb , born of Ipy , the butler Neb-sut, his brother Ren-seneb. His brother Sa-Renenutet born of mesyt, the herdsman Amenemhat, young bulls, his brother Akhu-ema-Ptah.
inscription; Top Register; Relief carving; Htp-di-nsw Wsir Wnn-nfr di.f prt-xrw kAw Apdw Htpt DfAw xt-nb nfr wab n kA n imy-r pr n Htp-nTr Imn-m-hAt Nbwy mAa-xrw
inscription; Upper Register, left of large seated figure; Relief carving; mwt.f nfrt irt.n iy nbt-pr snb irt.n imny
inscription; Upper Register, upper right of offering table; Relief carving; sn.f imy-r mrt sanx ir.n nfrt mAa-xrw snt.f rxwt-anx sn.f rn-anx
inscription; Upper Register, lower right of offering table; Relief carving; aAm wdpw rn.f snb Xnmw sn-wsrt
inscription; Middle Register; Relief carving; mAA inw aSA in rx-nsw mAa mr.f imy-r pr Htpw-nTr Imn-m-HAt Nbwy mAa-xrw
inscription; Lower Register, down staff of large standing figure; Relief carving; sn.f sA-rnn-wtt ir.n msyt
inscription; Lower Register, upper right of large standing figure; Relief carving; sn.f Sdw-ptH aAm nb-sw-m-nw sn.f rn-f-snb ir.n iy
inscription; Lower Register, lower right of large standing figure; Relief carving; mniw imn-m-HAt rnn iwA sn.f Axw-m-a-ptH
Vassilika, Eleni. 1995. Egyptian Art .p. 42, #17
Garstang, J.. 1901. El Arabah. A cemetery of the Middle Kingdom. Survey of the Old Kingdom temenos. Graffiti from the temple of Sety.
Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 50-51
pl. I,4, #39
Martin, G. T.. 2005. Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, c. 3000BC - AD1150.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 23-25
Simpson, W. K.. 1974. The Terrace of the Great God at Abydos.New Haven: p. 21
Object Number: E.207.1900
(record id: 50223; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2016-01-08)