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Upper Portion of a Stela Dedicated to Osiris by an Official and His wife, Henutnefret

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Date:
ca. 1320–1237 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Meidum
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 31 cm ( 12 3/16 in), W. 28 cm (11 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. G. W. Neville and Miss Cardwell, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1232.20
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
The upper part of a stela dedicated to Osiris by a "servant" whose name is lost and his wife, Henutnefret. They are accompanied by a row of worshipers depicted below; the last in line carries a tall-necked jar in the form of the Egyptian hieroglyph for good." Though much damaged, the stela is well executed in a fine, linear style.
Received with a group of material described as excavated at Meidum by John Cardwell 1886-1889 under a permit granted by Tawfik Pasha, and received in partage. Donated to the museum by his daughters in 1906.

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