Cow Stela (Forgery?) card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Cow Stela (Forgery?)


Currently not on display


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. Very similar to stelae excavated in the Bucheum (e.g., Egyptian Museum, Cairo, no. 55626) but could this be a forgery copying this style? Could possibly be from Armant as it compares very well with 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).