|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|
|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|
|Style Period||Middle Kingdom|