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Stela of Intef and Nesumontu

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12, early
Reign:
probably reign of Senwosret I
Date:
ca. 1961–1917 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Tomb R 6, Burials B x, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 32 cm (12 5/8 in); W. 27 cm (10 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.10.327
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Lower half of stela depicts two men, holding staves and rods of office; upper half is an inscription consisting of prayers for mortuary food offerings for both men and naming their mothers as Seni and Yay.
Museum excavations, 1915–16. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1916.

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