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Limestone false-door stela

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Limestone false-door stela


architectural element




false-door type, with inscription written in Carian. This stela was reused in the Baboon galleries at Saqqara. The form of stela is that of a false door, a traditional Egyptian form of stela.

Field Collection

SE of Nectanebo temple Saqqara Egypt

Technique Description



depth 0.7 cm
length 36.2 cm
width 20 cm


Late Period


600 B.C. — 500 B.C.


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


  1. (1970) [Unknown: JEA 56 (1970)] (1970) [page: ]
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (
    [comments: p.8 pl.15]
  2. 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: 146]
    [comments: ]
  3. Masson, O. et al.
    (1978) Carian inscriptions from North Saqqara and Buhen (1978) [page: 31 [16]]
    [comments: see also pl. XI]
  4. Ray, J.D.
    (1982) unknown/ Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 68 (1982) [page: 186]
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1982)
  5. Kammerzell, Frank.
    (1993) Studien zu Sprache und Geschichte der Karer in Ägypten , Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz (1993) Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz [page: 214]
  6. Adiego Lajara
    (1993) Studia carica : investigaciones sobre la escritura y lengua carias , Barcelona : Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias (1993) Barcelona: Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias [page: 313, 330]



Accession Number

E.2.1971 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 63003; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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