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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1969W72
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Egypt


Stelae were often placed in temples as an offering so that the god would answer your prayers. Some worshippers, as here, carved ears on their stelae in the hope that the god would hear their prayers better. So that the god knew who was calling they also usually wrote their name on them. This one was 'made by Ta-wahy'.

Presented by the Trustees of the Wellcome Trust, 1969.

Further Information

Production Period:New Kingdom
Place of Origin:Egypt
Place of Excavation:Egypt


Height:91 mm
Width:62 mm
Depth:29 mm