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Stela of Aafenmut

Ancient Egypt

Stela of Aafenmut

Ancient Egypt
  • Date: c.924 - c.889 BC
  • Style: 3rd Intermediate Period
  • Theme: Wall and Panel painting
  • Genre: religious painting, symbolic painting
  • Media: wood, paint
  • Dimensions: 23 x 18.2 cm
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The small wooden stela of Aafenmut is topped by the solar barque in the sky, which is supported by the emblems of the east (on the right) and the west (on the left). The deceased, wearing a wrap-around dress over a tunic, presents incense to the seated sun god, Ra-Harakhty, from whom he is separated by an offering table.

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Museum excavations, 1914-1915. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1915. Brought to New York from Luxor and accessioned, 1928.

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