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Funerary stela of the bowman Semin

First Intermediate Period
Dynasty 11
reign of Intef I–III
ca. 2120–2051 B.C.
From Egypt; Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Tarif
Limestone, paint
16 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (41.3 x 29.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 104
Semin is represented with a bow in his left hand and a sheaf of arrows in his right. The inscriptions runs along the top and right side.
Purchased in Qurna, 1920.

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