jueves, 20 de agosto de 2015

Stela of User-pekhty-nisu and his wife, Pa-netjer

Stela of User-pekhty-nisu and his wife, Pa-netjer
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The deceased and his wife sit at an offering table while their son stands making offerings. Unusually, their daughter sits behind the son. The standard offering prayer below is carved in hieroglyphs in a different style from the caption above, and some places in the inscription have been recarved. These features suggest that this stela was originally carved for a different couple and was later reused, a common practice for people who could not afford to commission an original stela.
DYNASTY early XVIII Dynasty
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. (36.8 x 24.8 x 7.5 cm)
Brooklyn Museum
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