Round-topped limestone stela of Taia; triangular floral design containing two birds; Greek text below.
Description in Hall:
Degredation of temple 'in antis' type. There is alteration of the four pilasters. The rings around the bases of the capitals have become joined, and form a continuous band. The bases, as large as the columns themselves between capital and base, are each ornamented with three beads. The gable is very high, and has a deeply cut foliated design: in each exergue is a dove holding an 'ankh'. Akroteria disproportionately small and unornamented. Inscription at base in Greek.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 49 centimetres (case)
- Width: 32.3 centimetres (case)
Inscription TransliterationMHNOC MEXEP IZ TAIA
Inscription Translation"Taia (died) the 17th of the month Mekher" (sic).
fair - 2 (12)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- I.Brit.Mus.Copt. I 97:2 (text edition abbreviation according to Oates et al 2001)
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: YCA55697
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.