The Funerary Stele of Heliodora, Astrologer
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"We publish in this article a funerary stele that from its external and internal characteristics can be said with confidence to have been found at Terenouthis, in the Egyptian Delta. Although there are hundreds of such stelai published to date, and a considerable number of further examples known but not yet published, the stele in the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology belongs to a tiny group of such gravestones with unusual interest and, indeed, a unique description of the woman commemorated by it. The stele was acquired in 2011 from Charles Ede Ltd. in London; its previous owner, a private collector in the UK, had purchased it before 1970. It was originally sold by Maurice Nahman, the famous Cairo collector and dealer, who died in 1948."--First paragraph.
Originally published in: Muse, 2019-2020, volume 53-54, pages 28-45
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