Rectangular sandstone stela of Abraham; foliate pediment and akroteria at the top; two lines of Coptic text on the architrave; Chi-Rho below with the alpha-omega monogram in the upper angles and ankh-symbols in the lower.
Description in Hall:
Ornament on apex of gable, vine leaves in gabel or pediment, acanthus-akroteria. Below, a rectangular panel sunk between a border with a notched ornament. In upper part of panel a label written in Coptic with wings. Below this a large cross with loop, in the two upper spaces A and Ѡ, in the two lower large 'ankhs'.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 66 centimetres
- Width: 42.5 centimetres
Inscription Typesacred monogram
Inscription Translation"Abraham the perfect monk. Amen."
good - 2 (2)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- I.Brit.Mus.Copt. I 95:1 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
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Object reference number: YCA56122
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