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Ancient Art

Funerary Stela of Amen-em-hab

1500–1400 B.C.

Limestone

34.5 × 21 cm (13 9/16 × 8 1/4 in.)
Anonymous gift
1937.144
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
New Kigdom, Dynasty 18
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Hussein Abd el-Magid, Luxor, 1920. Based upon such evidence as the epithet heka-djet for Osiris, and the stela's place of purchase, Simpson has suggested a Theban origin for the piece.

Bibliography: 

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 92–93, no. 46, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 257, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.