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Ptolemaic limestone Stela with two dogs

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An image of Architectural element/stelae. Round topped, two dogs, recumbent, inscribed. This votive relief was dedicated in honour of the cult of the Emperor Nero. The upper section of the stela is carved in an Egyptian style and the inscription is in Greek, the official language of Egypt during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Limestone, depth 3.6 cm, height 24.9 cm, width 14.7 cm, A.D. 54 - 68. Find Spot: Egypt-Nubia. Production Place: Egypt. Ptolemaic.

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Architectural element/stelae. Round topped, two dogs, recumbent, inscribed. This votive relief was dedicated in honour of the cult of the Emperor Nero. The upper section of the stela is carved in an Egyptian style and the inscription is in Greek, the official language of Egypt during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Limestone, depth 3.6 cm, height 24.9 cm, width 14.7 cm, A.D. 54 - 68. Find Spot: Egypt-Nubia. Production Place: Egypt. Ptolemaic.

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  • Accession Number: E.49.1901
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1st Century AD Ancient Egypt animal animals antiquity architectural element dogs Egyptian Fitz_ANT grave marker gravestone Greek inscribed inscriptions limestone Ptolemaic Dynasty recumbent relief stela stelae stele votive relief

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