About this object

A finely worked limestone stela with a curved top. The upper part is delicately carved with a pattern including foliage. In the central register is a cross within a circle flanked by palm columns. At the bottom of the stela are three lines of Greek inscription suggesting it is a funerary stela. Text translated by Chrissy Partheni: "for the memory and rest of ? (name of the deceased may be Farmouthia, but the last letters are unclear)". There is now a piece of stone missing from the top centre.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
    300 AD - 600 AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from J. Möger, 1972
  • Collector
    Johan Möger
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date collected
    1972 before
  • Measurements
    365 mm x 280 mm x 40 mm
  • Related people
    Johan Möger (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Egyptian Antiquities in the Liverpool Museum: a List of the Provenanced Objects

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund
    Publisher: Aris and Phillips Ltd
    Date: 1986


Previous owners

  • Johan Möger

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1972-10-06
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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