Fragment of a royal stela - ROM2017_15906_2


Fragment of a royal stela

Medium:Limestone, engraved
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2278-2184 BC
Period: Reign of Pepy II Neferkare, 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
26.8 × 17.2 × 3 cm
Object number: 905.2.120.2
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionFragments of a royal stela. The inscription is an ancient stone copy of a decree originally on papyrus, issued by Pepy II. The decree stipulates that regular offerings be made in the temple of Abydos to statues of the king and member of his family. Limestone 6th Dynasty, c. 2200 B.C.
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1902-1904
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