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Stela of Khonsu

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 13
Date:
ca. 1802–1650 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Tomb 6, Garstang excavations 1906
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 42.6 × W. 26.5 × D. 10.5 cm, Wt. 19.1 kg (16 3/4 × 10 7/16 × 4 1/8 in., 42 lb.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.2.69
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Excavated by John Garstang who received funding from Lord Amherst. Acquired in the division of finds. Amherst collection, 1906–1921 when sold at auction. Acquired by the Museum at the Amherst sale (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, cat. no. 227), 1921.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 345, fig. 227.

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