Ancient Art

Stela of a sistrum player

304–30 B.C.

Limestone, with some red polychrome remaining

64.3 x 37.2 cm, 38.56 kg (25 5/16 x 14 5/8 in., 85 lb.)
Anonymous gift
1937.127
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Ptolemaic period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Andre Bircher, Cairo, 1920. Originally this stela was probably from Akhmim, as suggested by the internal evidence provided in the text.

Bibliography: 

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 156–58, no. 89, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 258, ill.

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