- Museum number
Upper part of a painted round-topped sandstone stela: beneath a winged sun-disc with pendant uraei and heaven sign, Alexander the Great is depicted as pharaoh, offering two vessels of wine to the sacred Buchis bull, supported on a plinth. Parts of six lines of hieroglyphic text are preserved, recording the death of the sacred bull in the fourth year of Alexander, and noting that it was alive during the reign of Darius (III), who controlled Egypt from 336 BC until the conquest of Alexander in 332 BC. Part of the lower part of the stela bearing six rows of Hieroglyphic text has been re-affixed; this was originally registered separately as 1929,1016.202 (EA 1719).
- Production date
- 4thC BC(late)
Height: 50 centimetres (EA 1697 and 1719 joined)
Weight: 20 kilograms (EA1697 and 1719 joined)
Width: 40 centimetres
Depth: 12 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Attached to 1929,1016.202.
PM V: p. 158.
J. Curtis and N. Tallis (eds.), Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia, London 2005, p. 173 .
To be included in the 'Musee achemenide virtuel et interactif' (see www.achemenet.com)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
2011 Jul–Sept, Newcastle, Great North Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2012 Oct–Jan, Dorchester, Dorset County Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2012 Feb–June, Leeds City Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2012 Jul-Oct, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2012 Nov– Feb 2013, Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2013 Mar–Aug, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2016 8 Mar-12 Jun, Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2018 7 Jun-16 Sep, Barcelona, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2018-2019 16 Oct-20 Jan, Madrid, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2019 19 Feb-25 Aug, Girona, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2019-2020 24 Sept-12 Jan, Seville, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2020-2021 11 Feb - 21 Feb, Tarragona, La Caixa, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2021, 25 Mar - 15 Aug, Santiago de Compostela, Museo Centro de Gaias, Pharaoh King of Egypt
- incomplete and partially repaired
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Includes 1719