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Stela of Noferhaut

Place of production Thebes (?), Egypt
Date 1479–1425 B.C.
Object type stela
Medium, technique Red sandstone

98 x 52 x 32 cm

Inventory number 51.2143
Collection Egyptian Art
On view Museum of Fine Arts, Basement Floor, Ancient Egypt, Temples and gods

The decoration of this high-quality stela was made with sunken relief technique and does not bear any traces of pigment. The scene represented in the round-topped upper register is surmounted by a winged sun disc with a pendant pair or uraei. Below, on the left side, Amun-Re is depicted wearing the double feather crown and sitting in front of a richly loaded offering table. On the other side of the table, the figure of the king, Thutmosis III is depicted presenting a bunch of lotus and papyrus to the god. The owner of the stela, Noferhaut can be seen on the right side of the lower register. He held the titles “chief of the medjai-troops” (a type of desert police) and “overseer of the foreign lands” under the reign of Thutmosis III. Carved in front of the figure of the man, is a hymn, addressed to Amun.

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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