Stele of Amenemhat’s Family

This rectangular stele made out of painted limestone shows Amenemhat with his wife, son, and daughter. All the figures are shown seated except his daughter. 

She stands before an offering table heaped with different kinds of offerings. The son is depicted seated between his mother and father. Beneath the seated lady, there is a basket containing a mirror that she used for applying makeup.

Stele of Amenemhat’s Family
Stele of Amenemhat’s Family

From El-Assasif. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, ca. 2130-1991 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 45626

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