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Funerary Stela

Object Number:54-33-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Period: Middle Kingdom
Date Made: 1980 - 1630 BCE
Early Date: -1981
Late Date: -1629
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 38 cm
Width: 27.7 cm
Depth: 6.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Leonard Epstein, 1954

Description

In the upper row, the deceased, a man named Inu, holds a flower before an offering table. His wife, Hetepti, stands with her arm around his shoulder. Inu was a Commander of the Army of the Oasis. The steward, Penu (whose name means mouse) stands opposite them. In the lower row two of Inu’s sons (left) face a man named Sutekh, his wife, and one of his two sons. Penu and Sutekh were probably both members of Inu’s family. Penu dedicated this stela to the couple. At the top, magical protective eyes surround the symbol for infinity and are flanked by two pots of burning incense. The text is a standard funerary inscription.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Egyptian Stele Gallery (1956 - 09 Jul 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

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