Unfinished Stela

Unfinished Stela
Egypt (Possibly from Saqqara), New Kingdom, Dynasties 18-19, 12951070 B.C.E.
Limestone, Height x width: 36.6 x 32.3 cm (14 7/16 x 12 11/16 in.)
Museum purchase 1924, MFA #25.630
Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

If this photo appears splotchy and hard to read, consider what the camera rendered raw:

    
Before and after...


"A shaven-head priest offers papyrus flowers to the gods Amun and Khonsu, identified by their crowns. A draftsman outlined the figures in red and drew vertical lines for a text at the top, but the stela was never carved." (From info card)