Though it has the nickname of the donkey, I found two identical savatsa dhenu stelae
By Smith's characterization of more than 40 years ago, these stelae
are neither objects nor monuments but, according to Wagner, they are perhaps figural.
However, with the exception of the sword, whose depiction on stelae
in Iberia likewise goes back at least to the middle of the second millennium BC, neither such headgear nor any other of the numerous objects represented on the Iberian stelae
is depicted on or can be connected to the specific ritual context of the Bethsaida group stelae
(Bernett & Keel 1998: 8-14).
Close to the stelae
field where King Ezana's obelisk stands--the King who, legend has it, was converted to Christianity by a Syrian priest in 344AD--is the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Zion.
It consists of what experts call "glyph blocks," square or rectangular, that make up the individual units of an inscription, either carved in stone on stelae
and buildings, or painted on paper made of the fig tree's inner bark coated with a fine lime plaster.
For example, in the city of Copan, Honduras, two pillars of inscribed stone, stelae
10 and 12, rise out of two chains of hills that bank the extremes on the west and east of the Copan valley.
The growth of royal families and the need for sacrificial victims, particularly kings, resulted in widespread, near-constant warfare documented on stelae
from that time period, says Miller; economic and artistic tributes demanded by victors probably emptied many cities of skilled artisans and supplies.
Just a block from the iconic Brandenburg gate and consisting of 2,711 black concrete stelae
, architect Peter Eisenman's creation is a stark testament to the Holocaust's incomprehensible gravity.
Umm el-Qaab VII: Private Stelae
of the Early Dynastic Period from the Royal Cemetery at Abydos.
were set up at religious sites to commemorate individuals or groups of people.
They discuss the indication of the hand position in ancient Egyptian art, the stela of Nebnefer from Athribis, two shawabty boxed from the Third Intermediate Period in the Cairo Museum, the Giza Plateau Mapping Project 2004 report on textiles from the Rowad Trench, texts and iconography of autobiographical stelae
found at Dendera dating from the First Intermediate Period, and the case of survival for an ancient locking system.