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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Stela fragment with man
Date Made:2181-2040 BCE (First Intermediate Period, Dynasties 7-10)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Limestone
Place Made:Egypt; Dendera
Measurements:Overall: 6 7/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 17.5 cm x 21 cm x 5.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscribed on top edge: A.E.S. 3940
Accession Number:  MH 1909.8.A.G
Credit Line:Gift of the American Exploration Society, Philadelphia
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Description:
Stela fragment in sunk relief showing upper body of a man wearing a wig and a two-tiered necklace; shoulders are frontal, head turned to the right in sunken relief. Attached to wood mount in square block.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; tombs; deaths; afterlife; religion; rituals; ceremonies; sculpture; male; men

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