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funerary stela of Ibi

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Title funerary stela of Ibi
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Date 2008 - 1630 BCE
Description Round-topped funerary stela, made for Ibi by his brother Ibi, the elder of the portal.
There is a lunette with two udjat-eyes above two water ripples with a shen-symbol between. Inscribed in five rows of hieroglyphs facing to the right is a hotep-di-nesw offering formula for the retainer Ibi, son of Iret. Below the text is a representation of the deceased seated before an offering table, sniffing a lotus.
The stela is precisely incised and the back is smoothed.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 274
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N1940
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on front
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, stela, funerary, votive, man
Measurements 21 x 38.3 cm
Context Dated to 12th Dynasty by Birch.
Offering formula identical in writing and content to N 1943; representation identical to N 1943 but simpler in style.
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Middle Kingdom
Work Type stela



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