About this object

Round topped stela of limestone with a pair of wedjat eyes at the top & 9 horizontal lines of incised hieroglphs reading right to left. Hole carved into the lower part of the stela may indicate it was later reused for another purpose. The surface is worn and makes the inscription difficult to read in places. Large chip missing from the lower right corner.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC (Dynasty 11 - 14) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry S Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    345 mm x 195 mm
  • Note
    Sticker on the stela W173 1361 or (1362); Seen by Marcel Maree, 23 June 1999.
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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