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Limestone stela with a Carian inscription: E.1.1971

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Limestone stela with a Carian inscription




Round topped, man taking last farewell (other person embraced may be male or female), Carian. Carian is in southwest Turkey. The stela had been reused to form the lining of a votive pit. The two men are dressed in Greek-style clothes. Above is a traditional Egyptian motif, the winged sun disk. The inscription is in Carian Greek.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 8 cm
Length: 91.2 cm
Width: 37 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1971) by The Egypt Exploration Society


26th Dynasty, Late
Late Period
-500 - -600

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.1.1971
Primary reference Number: 63002
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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