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Limestone false-door stela: E.2.1971

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Limestone false-door stela


False-door type, with inscription written in Carian. This stela was reused in the Baboon galleries at Saqqara. The form of stela is that of a false door, a traditional Egyptian form of stela.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Length: 36.2 cm
Width: 20 cm

Find spot

  • SE of Nectanebo temple Saqqara Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late Period
-600 - -500

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carved : Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.2.1971
Primary reference Number: 63003
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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