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stela

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA1328

  • Description

    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.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 36.9 centimetres
    • Width: 25.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Translation

        "One God
        who helpeth [us].
        Tsia (who died) Pha-
        menoth 12
        of the 10th Indi[ction]."
      • Inscription Comment

        Written in five lines of text.
  • Bibliography

    • Hall 1905 p.135, Pl.97 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G66/3

  • Condition

    good - 2 (3)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    26 March 2004

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean. Neaten side fillings.

    Condition

    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.

    Treatment details

    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.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1901

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA1328

  • Registration number

    1901,0311.6

  • Additional IDs

    • I.Brit.Mus.Copt. I 97:3 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)

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