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Archeological Object

Stele of Memi


Stele of Memi

The funerary stele in shape of false-door, decorated in vivid colors, is decorated with an offering scene. The deceased is shown standing and wearing a tripartite wig and a long dress and tight supported by straps that leave open the breast. Before her is an offering table on which are placed funerary offerings: slices of bread, a leg of beef, a round cake, two cucumbers, a bunch of lettuce and a piece of meat.
On the right side of the stele, behind the offering table, is engraved a column with hieroglyphics that reads:
"A thousand bread, a thousand (jars of) beer, a thousand beefs, a thousand birds, a thousand (vases of) ointment and a thousand cloths and all things good for the venerated Memi”.
At the top of the stele is engraved a horizontal line of hieroglyphics, which continues in the inscription placed in column behind the image of the deceased.
The horizontal inscription reads: "The privileged with Osiris, lord of the West, Memi”, while the hieroglyphs arranged in a column read:" daughter of Rehutut, justified. "

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 18
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Memphite necropolis (?)

Object
  Definizione: Funerary stele
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Stele of Memi

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Middle Kingdom
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 32,5
  Width: 23
  Thickness: 4
  Varie: Conservation status. Discreet: no bottom, faded colors.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 35-36