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Painted limestone stela

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Painted limestone stela


architectural element




rectangular, with woman, standing holding lotus flower, beside offering table, inscribed for the Lady Snt (Senet), painted. The inscription readds 'Invocation of offerings: a thousand of bread and beer, oxen and fowl to the revered Snt, born of Hpi'.

Field Collection



height 19.5 cm
width 18 cm
depth 5.5 cm


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom


circa 1976 B.C. — 1852 B.C.


  1. Budge, E.A. Wallis
    (1893) Catalogue of the Egyptian collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1893) [page: 77 [63]]
    [comments: no. 63 p.77]
  2. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1981) Umm El-Ga`ab : pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab conquest (1981) [page: 63-4]
    [comments: no.114 p.63-4]
  3. 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: 19 [15]]
    [comments: ]
  4. Lieblein, J.
    Dictionnaire des noms hieroglphiques. Supplement [page: 641]
    [comments: ]
  5. Malek, Jaromír
    (2007) Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, statues, reliefs and paintings. Vol. 8 Objects of provenance not known. Part 3 Stelae (Early Dynastic Period to Dynasty XVII) , Oxford : Griffith Institute (2007) Oxford: Griffith Institute [page: 137]
    [comments: 803-028-440]



Accession Number

E.SS.14 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 63386; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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