|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Date||2008 - 1630 BCE|
|Description||Round-topped funerary stela, crudely carved in raised relief.
In the lunette, which is not distinguished from upper register, there are two udjat-eyes on either side of a shen-symbol. On the left hand side of the upper register is a scene of a couple seated before an offering table. The woman is wearing a long wig and tight sheath dress with a strap over the left shoulder and the man is depicted wearing a broad collar and long kilt, sniffing a lotus. On the right hand side is a man offering a hes-vase.
On the lower register is one kneeling man and two kneeling women (dressed as the woman in the upper register), with three columns of inscription on the right hand side. The hieroglyphs read retrograde to the right.
There are traces of red paint remaining on the men's bodies.
There are no names inscribed on the stela; it is possible that the names might originally have been painted on.
|Description Source||Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 277-278|
|Id Number Former Accession||N1944|
|Inscription||Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on front|
|Location Creation Site||Misr|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Subject||architecture, architectural element, stela, funerary, votive, woman, man|
|Measurements||20.3 x 26.5 cm|
|Context||Dated to 12th Dynasty by Birch.|
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||Middle Kingdom|