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Round-topped Stela of Wenenkhu

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
reign of Ramesses II
Date:
ca. 1275–1237 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 45 cm (17 11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.103
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
Wenenkhu and his son Penpakhenty worship the god Re-Harakhty as he crosses the sky in his barque. From the pyramid chapel at Deir el-Medina, Thebes.
This stela was in the Paris shop of the dealer Dikran Kelekian before 1929, when it was published. The stela was purchased by the museum from Charles Kelekian, New York, in 1967.

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