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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt
Creator Active Place: Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Aswan, Qubbet el-Hawa, excavations of Lady William Cecil, 1904, 'Cecil Tombs,' no. 28, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1980-1801 BC
Title: Stele of Shemai
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -198
Creation End Date: -180
Creation Date: 1980-1801 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Funerary Equipment
Materials and Techniques: Limestone
Dimensions: Overall: 79cm x 87.4cm x 24cm, without cornice: x 13cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1921.1017
Credit Line: Gift of Edward S. Harkness
Context: This is the top part of a stele or commemorative tablet. It was found at the bottom of a shaft in Shemai's tomb, which was cut into the cliff across the Nile from Aswan. The lower part was never found. The main scene shows the deceased seated before atable of offerings. The three columns in hieroglyphs in the center read: 'The one honored before Osiris, lord of Busiris, the great god, lord of Abydos, that he [the god] may give invocation-offerings of bread and beer, oxen and fowl, travertine [vases]and clothing to the ka [vital spirit] of the chief of police, Shemai, vindicated.'
AMICA ID: CMA_.1921.1017
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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