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Stele of Shemen
Funerary monument and ornaments
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1353 B.C.)
Limestone

This stele shows the dead man seated holding a lotus flower. His wife and one daughter are in front of him; the other daughter is at his foot. Inscriptions alongside the personages identify them by their names, while the usual funerary formula is inscribed above.

Provenance: From Upper Egypt, Thebes region
Inventory: Inv. MB 16

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