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Limestone stelas of a Carian

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Limestone stelas of a Carian


architectural element




round topped, man taking last farewell (other person embraced may be male or female), Carian. Carian is in southwest Turkey. The stela had been reused to form the lining of a votive pit. The two men are dressed in Greek-style clothes. Above is a traditional Egyptian motif, the winged sun disk. The inscription is in Carian Greek.

Field Collection

votive pit under small shrine Saqqara Egypt


depth 8 cm
length 91.2 cm
width 37 cm


late 26th dynasty
Late Period


500 B.C. — 600 B.C.


given: The Egypt Exploration Society 1971 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. (1971) [Unknown: CEN April 6 1971] (1971) [page: ]
    Source title: Cambridge Evening News (6 April
    [comments: p.5, with fig.]
  2. (1970) [Unknown: JEA 56 (1970)] (1970) [page: ]
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (
    [comments: p.6 pls.3,4,10.1]
  3. Masson, O. et al.
    (1978) Carian inscriptions from North Saqqara and Buhen (1978) [page: ]
    [comments: pp.22, 61ff.]
  4. (1995) [page: ]
    [comments: no.53, p.114]
  5. Helck et al.
    Lexikon der Aegyptologie [page: ]
    [comments: p.335]
  6. Nicholls, R.V.
    (1970-71) Recent Acquisitions by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1970-71) [page: ]
    Source title: Archaeological Reports (
    [comments: p.76 Fig.13]
  7. Gallo, Paolo
    Masson, Olivier
    (1993) Une stele 'Hellenomemphite' de l'ex-collection Nahman (1993) [page: ]
    Source title: Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale (
    [comments: pp.265-277, fig.7]
  8. Martin, G.T.
    (2005) Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, c. 3000BC - AD1150 , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Cambridge University Press (2005) Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 144-145]
  9. Ray, J.D.
    (1982) unknown/ Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 68 (1982) [page: 184]
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1982)
  10. Curl, J.
    (?) The Egyptian Revival (?) [page: 28]
  11. Kammerzell, Frank.
    (1993) Studien zu Sprache und Geschichte der Karer in Ägypten , Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz (1993) Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz [page: 134-7, 213]
  12. Adiego Lajara
    (1993) Studia carica : investigaciones sobre la escritura y lengua carias , Barcelona : Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias (1993) Barcelona: Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias [page: 312, 330]



Accession Number

E.1.1971 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 63002; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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