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Stone Weight of Sesostris I
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Stone Weight of Sesostris I

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This piece is a rectangular stone weight with rounded edges. The upper surface is rounded and incised. Color variations occur throughout the stone. There are concoidal fractures along the lower edge and the left side. The stone has a very high polish. This scale weight bears the name of King Sesostris I and identifies him as beloved of Wadjet (the Lower Egyptian cobra goddess) and Nekhbet (the Upper Egyptian vulture goddess). At center is the king's birth name in a cartouche. He is listed as son of the sun-god Re and beloved of the creator-god Ptah.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Beloved of Wadjet of Dep; Son of Re, Senwosret (Sesotris I), Beloved of Ptah; Beloved of Nekhbet of el Kab
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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1956-1910 BCE (Middle Kingdom)
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4 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (11 x 8.3 x 6.1 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)


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