13 June 2000
A LATE PERIOD LIMESTONE RELIEF
dynasty xxvi, 664-525 b.c.
Sculpted in sunk relief, depicting the deceased and his wife, their heads in left profile, the two figures accompanied by remains of four columns of hieroglyphic text identifying the deceased as "the sole companion" and "true of voice," his name ending in "y," and above the offering at left the legend reading, "1000 heads of cattle, 1000 jugs of beer, 1000 loaves of bread"
31 in. (78.7 cm) long
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For a relief of Montuemhat bearing similar features and a like arrangement and orthography of the hieroglyphs, see no. 77, p. 140-141 in Scott, Temple, Tomb and Dwelling: Egyptian Antiquities From the Harer Family Trust Collection.
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