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Archeological Object

Block of red granite

Block of red granite

The block of red granite in the shape of a parallelepipedon on the upper surface has a groove width and depth that seems functional for the insertion of a stele. On the surfaces of the long sides in oblique light the remains of a hieroglyphic inscription are still visible while a male figure is easily distinguishable standing before an offering table on the right of one of the long sides. The inscription contains the name of Prince Khaemwase, the son of Ramesses III and Isinofret. This finding is very important because in the context of Medinet Madi, it demonstrates the importance of the center of worship during the New Kingdom, while the stages are well documented in the Middle Kingdom and the Ptolemaic Age.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40150
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Excavations by A. Vogliano (Royal University of Milan)
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Medinet Madi

  Definizione: Base
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Block of red granite

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XIX Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: granite
  Height: 44
  Length: 77
  Depth: 40
  Varie: Conservation status: broken in two parts with abraded surfaces

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.  28 (cat.82), table 115

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