Stela of Seankhptah

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109

This roughly shaped stela is dedicated to the palace controller Seankhptah, son of Ameny. Sporting a shoulder-length wig, he is shown seated on a block seat with one hand placed flat on his chest. The inscribed texts reveal that the stela was made by Seankhptah’s retainer and hall-keeper Senbebu, son of Sebekre, who is shown standing on the right. Senbebu probably left this monument at the temple of Hathor at Serabit el-Khadim when he accompanied his master Seankhptah on a royal expedition to Sinai.

Stela of Seankhptah, Granite

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