Stela of Brewer Ankef, Egyptian, excavated at Serabit el-Khadim (Sinai).
This commemorative sandstone stela, dated to the reign of Amenemhet III (1844-1797 BCE), was erected in the Temple of Hathor at Serabit el-Khadim. The scene below the inscription depicts the deceased seated at an offering table. On the right another man holds out a vase and a bird.
Courtesy & currently located at the Semitic Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Sculpted details from the Mayan archaeological site of Copán, Honduras.
Copán was occupied for over 2,000 years, from the Early Preclassic period through to the Postclassic. The city is on the frontier of the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, making it located in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region.
As shown in the examples above, Copán developed a distinctive sculptural style within the tradition of the lowland Maya.