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Stela

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Ahmose
Date:
ca. 1550–1525 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
0.24m x 0.232m
Credit Line:
Gift of James Douglas, 1890
Accession Number:
90.6.130
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
Fragment of a small limestone stela, whose lower register preserves the names of three persons that are compounded with that of King Ahmose, in which the crescent moon is written in a position that allows this piece to be dated to before year 22 of Ahmose.
1st figure:
Above: zA nswt jaH-ms.w, king's son Ahmose
bleow: Di.t, giving
2nd figure:
Above: DHwtj, Djehuti
bleow: Di.t, giving
3rd figure:
Above: jaH-Htp, Ahhotep
bleow: Di.t t', giving bread
4th figure:
Above: jaH-ms.w, Ahmose
bleow: Di.t H(n)q.t, giving beer
5th figure:
Above: zA-..., Si...
bleow: Di.t jrp, giving wine

Collection of Dr. James Douglas, Quebec City. This piece was probably acquired between 1851–1865, when he is known to have traveled and collected in Egypt. Donated to the Museum by his son James S. Douglas, 1890.

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