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Granite stela of Peribsen: a tall, narrow stela of grey granite, tapering slightly from the base to a rounded top. The back of the stela is only roughly shaped and the base is broken. All the surfaces have been worn smooth by the action of wind-blown sand, but only the front has been worked by hammering to a flat surface suitable for bearing the inscription. This consists of the serekh of Peribsen surmounted by the animal of Seth, the latter having been hammered out at a later date. The signs are executed in low relief without any sharp edges.
Height: 113.50 centimetres
Width: 33 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
W. M. F. Petrie, 'Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties' II, 33, pl.XXXI, right;
H. G. Fischer, 'Artibus Asiae' 24 (1961), fig. 7;
J. Vandier, 'Manuel d'Archeologie egyptienne', I, (2), 729, fig. 487, right;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' V (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 81.
Nicholson and Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000), p. 33;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 42-3.
- On display (G64)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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