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At A Glance

  • Period

    712-332 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Glazed composition
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (.466): 6.2 x 5.9 x 2.2 cm (2 7/16 x 2 5/16 x 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Two fragments (F1907.466 and F1907.467) of same object (small stela); originally painted with green glaze; decoration in relief; poor condition.
    The scene is in sunk relief; mirror image composition. On the left: Thoth is seated with heka-scepter in left hand, solar disk upon his head; pharoh wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt stands before him. On the right: Horus is seated with scepter in right hand; pharoh wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt stands before the god. Both thrones have low backs.
  • Provenance

    To 1907
    Unidentified owner, Egypt, to 1907 [1]
    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Egypt from an unidentified owner in 1907 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2318, as well as Reserved Pottery List, R. 5567, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. One of a lot of seventy-two fragments.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Architectural Element
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