Egyptian limestone stela by Unknown Artist

The upper part shows a group of deities standing beneath a winged solar disc, carved in relief.


Details

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
92 x 54 x 23 cm
Art Fund grant:
£82,507 ( Total: £82,507; Tax remission; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Piers Pratt

The ibis-headed god Thoth on the right, stands facing Osiris, Isis and Horus. The lower portion has hieroglyphic text in 12 vertical columns.

Provenance

Collection of Edward Roger Pratt of Ryston Hall, Norfolk. Thence by descent.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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