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Sandstone stela of Merymose: describing the campaign of Merymose against the Nubians of Ibhet in thirteen lines of incised hieroglyphic text. Several lines from the beginning of the inscription are missing and the whole of the upper portion is badly mutilated and weathered. The greater part of the last half of the sixth and seventh lines is destroyed and the ends of many others are damaged.
Height: 82 centimetres
Width: 90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
S. Birch, 'Archaeologia' 34, facing p. 388;
S. Birch, 'Archaeological Journal' 8, p. 399;
J. H. Breasted, Ancient records of Egypt : historical documents from the earliest times to the Persian conquest' II (Chicago, 1906), pp.340-342;
H. Gauthier, 'Le Livre des Rois d'Égypte' II, p. 308, n. 1;
H. Gauthier, ‘Dictionnaire des noms géographiques contenus dans les textes hiéroglyphiques’ (Cairo, 1925-31), vol. I, p. 64; vol. III, p. 14; vol. VI, p. 25;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' VII (Oxford: Clarendon Press), p.155;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 164-5.
The term 'Ihnet' was recorded as being in the Inscription.
- On display (G65)
- incomplete - upper part lost
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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