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Stele

Date:
3rd–12th century
Geography:
Egypt, Aswan (Assouan)
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Sandstone; inscribed
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm) W. 10 11/16 in. (27.1 cm) D. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.175.13
Not on view
Funerary stelae from the Byzantine period in Egypt are thought to have been produced in quantity, then modified for individual use. Inscriptions were often added to identify the deceased.
Inscription: Inscribed: 'Jesus Christ. The day of commemoration of Papa (of l'Apa) Pistos; the month of Thoth, the twelfth in the third indiction'.
Government of Egypt(until 1910; sold to MMA)
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