Egyptian Stelae & Paintings Photos

Ancient Egyptians engraved flat stone surfaces with scenes in relief with hieroglyphics, mostly as ways of recording royal history or honoring the dead.

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Ancient Egyptian stele of Hahat at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Painted wooden funerary stela from Egypt late 3rd intermediate period at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Painted wooden funerary stela from Egypt late 3rd intermediate period at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Egyptian stela of woman Takhenemet probably from Thebes at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Ancient Egyptian stele of Hahat (c640-30 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Painted wooden funerary stela from Egypt (750-525 BCE) late 3rd intermediate period at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Painted wooden funerary stela from Egypt (750-525 BCE) late 3rd intermediate period at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Egyptian stela of woman Takhenemet (c775-653 BCE / Dynasty 25) probably from Thebes at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Detail of Egyptian cartonnage of Nespanetjerenpare possibly from Thebes at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian funerary stele of house-mistress Udjarenes of pigment & plaster on wood at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Sandstone wall relief of goddess Mut at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Ancient Egyptian stele of Amenhotep at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
Detail of Egyptian cartonnage of Nespanetjerenpare (c975-718 BCE / Dynasty 22) possibly from Thebes at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian funerary stele of house-mistress Udjarenes (664-610 BCE) of pigment & plaster on wood at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Sandstone wall relief of goddess Mut (Ptolemaic period - c305-30 BCE) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Ancient Egyptian stele of Amenhotep (1304-1290 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
False door of Henuti in limestone at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Limestone funerary stele of priest of Hathor at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Stela of nomarch Sobeki of limestone from Abydos at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Stela of Standard Bearer & Chief of Mercenaries Usi of limestone from Memphis at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
False door of Henuti in limestone (Dynasty 6 - c2345-2181 BCE) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Limestone funerary stele of priest of Hathor (Ptolemaic period - c305-30 BCE) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Stela of nomarch Sobeki of limestone (12th Dynasty - c1900 BCE) from Abydos at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Stela of Standard Bearer & Chief of Mercenaries Usi of limestone (18th Dynasty - c1380 BCE) from Memphis at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Stela of Hereditary Prince Sobeknakht of alabaster from Amarna? at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Tomb relief of deceased seated with his wife before offering table of limestone from Saqqara at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Cattle butchering scene relief on limestone from Saqqara at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian funerary stela of Maaty & Dedwi, husband & wife probably from Naga ed-Deir at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Stela of Hereditary Prince Sobeknakht of alabaster (18th Dynasty - c1380 BCE) from Amarna? at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Tomb relief of deceased seated with his wife before offering table of limestone (18th Dynasty - c1320 BCE) from Saqqara at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Cattle butchering scene relief on limestone (5-6th Dynasty - c2300 BCE) from Saqqara at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian funerary stela of Maaty & Dedwi, husband & wife (c2170-2008 BCE / Dynasty 7-11) probably from Naga ed-Deir at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Egyptian painted limestone royal offering bearer probably from Deir el Bahri at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Ancient Egyptian relief of Cheti at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Priest Pentcheny worships Osiris Egyptian stella at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Egyptian limestone scene of feeding calves originally from Amarna at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Egyptian painted limestone royal offering bearer (c2008-1957 BCE / Dynasty 11) probably from Deir el Bahri at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Ancient Egyptian relief of Cheti (2000 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Priest Pentcheny worships Osiris Egyptian stella (c1450 BCE - 18th Dynasty) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Egyptian limestone scene of feeding calves (c1352-1336 BCE / Dynasty 18) originally from Amarna at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Egyptian limestone scene of antelopes originally from Amarna at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian relief of Amun, Ahmose-Nefertari, & King Amunhotep I from Deir el-Medina of Thebes at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian relief of Ramesses II probably from Abydos at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Relief of seated Nyankhnesut Egyptian late Old Kingdom, Late Dynasty 6 from Saqqara at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Egyptian limestone scene of antelopes (c1352-1336 BCE / Dynasty 18) originally from Amarna at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian relief of Amun, Ahmose-Nefertari, & King Amunhotep I (c1292-1190 BCE / Dynasty 19) from Deir el-Medina of Thebes at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian relief of Ramesses II (c1279-1213 BCE / Dynasty 19) probably from Abydos at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Relief of seated Nyankhnesut (2311-2281 BCE) Egyptian late Old Kingdom, Late Dynasty 6 from Saqqara at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Egyptian stone altar relief of Akhenaten, Nefertiti & three of their daughters at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian painted stone relief of royal couple in garden from Amarna at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian painted stone relief of king Seti I in front of god Osiris from Thebes West at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Limestone tomb relief of Chief Physician Amenhotep & Family Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 from Asyut at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Egyptian stone altar relief of Akhenaten, Nefertiti & three of their daughters (c1350 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian painted stone relief of royal couple in garden (c1335 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Amarna at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian painted stone relief of king Seti I in front of god Osiris (c1290 BCE) (New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty) from Thebes West at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Limestone tomb relief of Chief Physician Amenhotep & Family (1279-1257 BCE) Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 19 from Asyut at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Egyptian stucco painting of deified queen Ahmoe-Nofretari from Thebes at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stucco painting of deified pharaoh Amenhotep I from Thebes at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Limestone relief of seated couple: Mentuemhat's Ancestors Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 25-26 from Thebes at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Limestone relief of Man Trussing an Ox Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 25-26 from Thebes at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Egyptian stucco painting of deified queen Ahmoe-Nofretari (1152-1145 BCE) (New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty) from Thebes at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stucco painting of deified pharaoh Amenhotep I (1152-1145 BCE) (New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty) from Thebes at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Limestone relief of seated couple: Mentuemhat's Ancestors (667-647 BCE) Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 25-26 from Thebes at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Limestone relief of Man Trussing an Ox (667-647 BCE) Egyptian New Kingdom, Dynasty 25-26 from Thebes at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Selection from the Egyptian collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Egyptian painted plaster fragment of palace floor from Amarna at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of duck on Egyptian painted plaster fragment of palace floor from Amarna at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Selection from the Egyptian collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Egyptian painted plaster fragment of palace floor (c1350 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Amarna at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of duck on Egyptian painted plaster fragment of palace floor (c1350 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Amarna at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.

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