Round-topped limestone stela of Tsia; pilasters and shell; five lines of Greek text.
Description in Hall:
Complete degradation of temple 'in antis' type: the pillasters remain, but the pediment and akroteria have disappeared, and in their place is a semicircle of floreated and beaded bands, surrounding a shell. The architrave has become a band with guilloche decoration. Inscription ona rectangular panel between the two fluted and twisted pilasters.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 36.9 centimetres
- Width: 25.4 centimetres
Inscription Translation"One God
who helpeth [us].
Tsia (who died) Pha-
of the 10th Indi[ction]."
Inscription CommentWritten in five lines of text.
good - 2 (3)
26 March 2004
Clean. Neaten side fillings.
The stela was a little dirty. A reused piece of limestone had been used to back the stela The fillings between the two pieces of stone was unsightly.
The statue was vacuumed. Any ingrained dirt was left as it helped clarify the form. The plaster filling was recut and then retouched with Cryla acrylic colours.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- I.Brit.Mus.Copt. I 97:3 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA64689
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