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Painted Limestone Stela: E.207.1900

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19

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Painted Limestone Stela

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Description

Rectangular, belonging to a man named Amenemhet Nebwy. The owner is shown in two registers, seated and standing. His family members, including his mother, are named in the text.

Measurements and weight

Height: 82 cm
Width: 65 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1900) by Egyptian Research Account

Dating

12th Dynasty#
Middle Kingdom
-1853 - -1794

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Painted

Inscription or legends present

  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Htp-di-nsw Wsir Wnn-nfr di.f prt-xrw kAw Apdw Htpt DfAw xt-nb nfr wab n kA n imy-r pr n Htp-nTr Imn-m-hAt Nbwy mAa-xrw
  • Location: Top Register
  • Method of creation: Relief carving
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: mwt.f nfrt irt.n iy nbt-pr snb irt.n imny
  • Location: Upper Register, left of large seated figure
  • Method of creation: Relief carving
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: sn.f imy-r mrt sanx ir.n nfrt mAa-xrw snt.f rxwt-anx sn.f rn-anx
  • Location: Upper Register, upper right of offering table
  • Method of creation: Relief carving
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: aAm wdpw rn.f snb Xnmw sn-wsrt
  • Location: Upper Register, lower right of offering table
  • Method of creation: Relief carving
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: mAA inw aSA in rx-nsw mAa mr.f imy-r pr Htpw-nTr Imn-m-HAt Nbwy mAa-xrw
  • Location: Middle Register
  • Method of creation: Relief carving
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: sn.f sA-rnn-wtt ir.n msyt
  • Location: Lower Register, down staff of large standing figure
  • Method of creation: Relief carving
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: sn.f Sdw-ptH aAm nb-sw-m-nw sn.f rn-f-snb ir.n iy
  • Location: Lower Register, upper right of large standing figure
  • Method of creation: Relief carving
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: mniw imn-m-HAt rnn iwA sn.f Axw-m-a-ptH
  • Location: Lower Register, lower right of large standing figure
  • Method of creation: Relief carving
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.207.1900
Primary reference Number: 50223
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 28 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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