Slab stela

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Slab stela of Nefertiabet.

The slab stela was an original form of the steles of ancient Egypt, but in a horizontal dimension. Some of the earliest ones from mid- to late-3rd millennium BC were painted Slab Steles. A small list of Ancient Egyptian dignitaries or their wives had a Slab stela.

Some funerary stelas were in the form of slab steles, as opposed to being the more common vertical stele.

Lintel (archaeology)[edit]

At the same time period of the middle 3rd millennium BC and later, some famous horizontal lintels were made. Hemon-(Hemiunu), the noted architect had one; it is housed in the Pelizaeus Museum of Germany. The horizontal archaeological lintel was used in other cultures in ancient times, for example in the mesopotamian cultures.

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