Cow Stela (Forgery)



A standstone round-topped stela with raised relief representinga cow shown in frontal view, wearing a crown between it's horns. The surface is very smooth and traces of yellow paint still remain. Fragment missing from the lower left corner. Sold by Robert de Rustafjaell 1907. A modern forgery very similar to stelae excavated in the Bucheum (e.g., Egyptian Museum, Cairo, no. 55626 and UCL Petrie Museum, UC 14775. Compare with H. M. Stewart, 'Egyptian Stelae, Reliefs and Paintings Part Three: The Late Period (1983), p. 14, pl. 19 [44]. Compare with Mond and Myers, 'Bucheum II', pl. 108 (1).