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Funerary Stele with Family Portrait
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Funerary Stele with Family Portrait


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This relef stele depicts two women, a girl, and a boy on a funeral couch between two jackals. The two jackals are the jackel god of the dead, Anubis. The piece has an inscription in Greek, and is said to be from Akhmim.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/22/1971Treatmentcleaned
6/09/1987Loan Considerationexamined for loan
1/13/1989Treatmentcleaned; other
11/24/1998Examinationsurvey
5/03/1999Loan Considerationexamined for loan
5/04/1999Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; other
Exhibitions
  • Pagan and Christian Egypt: Egyptian Art from the First to the Tenth Century A. D.. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. 1941.
  • Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Copts in the Second to Seventh Centuries A.D.. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
  • Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2000.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] (?); Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Didymis, 40 years old, Theodora, her daughter, 19, Athas a baby of one year [not represented], Dionysarin, 45, Athur, 10, 1st year of the indiction. Farewell.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Creator
Period
2nd-4th century AD (Late Antique)
Medium
limestone with plaster ground and paint
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
26.3
Measurements
H: 13 3/4 x W: 15 13/16 in. (35 x 40.2 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt, Akhmim (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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