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Stela of the Vizier Neferrenpet

New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty 19
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Davis excavations, 1913 (?)
H. 31 cm (12 3/16 in); w. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1914
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
This fragment of a small, well-carved votive stela depicts Neferrenpet offering to Ptah of the Valley of the Queens and another deity. Naferrenpet, who was Vizier during the last decade of the reign of Ramesses II, wears the long, high waisted kilt characteristic of his office, and his head is shaved in the priestly manner as he performs the ceremony.
Excavated by Theodore M. Davis, 1912–13 and acquired in the division of finds. Donated to the Museum by Davis, 1914.

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