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inscription above the representation

Non-royal early 18th Dynasty stelae usually have the principal inscription under the representation of the stela-owner; in contrast, the traditional Middle Kingdom layout, predominant until the end of the Second Intermediate Period, has the main inscription (usually the offering formula) above the representation.

Late Middle Kingdom - Second Intermediate Period
Evers 1929a, 84; Hermann 1940, 34-35; Vernus 1987b, 487-488