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Stela of Ameny and his Wife Inethapy

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
reign of Thutmose I–Amenhotep II
ca. 1427–1400 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Limestone, paint
H. 42.5 cm (16 3/4 in); w. 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
The wab priest Ameny is shown with upraised arms, a pose of adoration. He is followed by his wife, Inet-Hapy, who holds a lotus flower. The text invokes the gods Re-Horakhty, Thoth, Atum, and Khepri.
Purchased in Cairo from Dikran G. Kelekian, 1912.

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