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Stela of Amenemopet, a Priest of Senwosret I

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
Thutmose II–Thutmose IV
ca. 1479–1391 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt
h. 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in); w. 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in); th. 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
A man named Amenemopet dedicated this stela to members of his family. His father, Pahur, and mother, Mery, are seated at the upper left and receive offerings from Amenemopet. Behind Mery's chair is another son whose name is not preserved. On the lower half of the stela, Amenemopet offers to another male relative whose name is not preserved. Both Amenemopet and his father were priests who attended to the funerary cult of Senwosret I, a Middle Kingdom ruler who had lived some 500 years earlier.
Purchased in Luxor, 1924.

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