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Title:

Limestone stela

Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

architectural element

Name:

stelae

Date:

1976 B.C. 1879 B.C.

Period(s):

Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description:

rectangular, of the priest Montuhotep, with family (wife, Snt (Sent or Senet), parents Neferpert and Hathoremhat) bringing offerings, inscribed. Also shown are his sisters, son, daughters, the nurse, the maidservants and the farm servants.

Find Spot:

Abydos Egypt

Material:

limestone

Dimension(s):

height, 42.5, cm
width, 79, cm
depth, 9.5, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1922; British School of Archaeology in Egypt

Inscription:

inscription; Request to living, followed by names of deceased and his family

Documentation:

Lilyquist, C.. 1979. Ancient Egyptian Mirrors.
p.22 n.259

Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.):
No.10

Petrie, W.M.F.. 1925. Tombs of the Courtiers.
Pls.XXII,XXIII, p.10,19

Porter, Bertha. Moss, Rosalind L. B.. Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings. Vol.5, Upper Egypt : sites (Deir Rîfa to Aswân, excluding Thebes and the temples of Abydos, Dendera, Esna, Edfu, Kôm Ombo and Philae).
p.55

Martin, G. T.. 2005. Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, c. 3000BC - AD1150.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 20-22

Franke, D.. 1994. Das Heiligtum des Hequaib aus Elephantine.Hiedlberg: p. 18 n.52

Accession:

Object Number: E.9.1922
(Antiquities)
(record id: 52242; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/52242





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