About this object

Rectangular stela of a female royal acquaintance (rx nswt) called Ankhetes. The stela is in one register within a carved border. Both scene and inscription are carved in raised relief. The deceased is depicted seated facing left, her left hand is upon her knee and her right arm is folded across her breast. She is sitting on a chair with bull legs and an ornamental lotus flower, and is wearing an ankle-length tunic and long wig. Before her is a low offering table with cones of bread on and beneath it. At the top of the stela over the deceased's head are her name and title. The stone has been smoothed on all sides, but the edges still show clear chisel marks. The top half is more damaged.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis
  • Date made
    2686 BC - 2613 BC (Dynasty 3) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from J. Möger, 1967
  • Collector
    Johan Möger
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis
  • Date collected
    1967 before
  • Measurements
    224 mm x 193 mm x 48 mm
  • Related people
    Johan Möger ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Johan Möger

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1967
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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