The most interesting are two steles of dwarfs, which show the dwarf type clearly; with one were found bones of a dwarf.
Only three steles were found in the grave of Qa, but these were larger than those of the earlier graves.
Most of these steles were adorned with painting and sculpture; all of them had more or less complicated inscriptions.
A priest of Apis is mentioned upon a tomb of the fourth dynasty; Osiris is invoked in the steles of the sixth dynasty.
We may instance two steles discovered at Epidaurus in 1885, bearing accounts of forty-four temple cures.
To be compared with these are seven steles from Reims, each with a triple face but only one pair of eyes.
Loeschke thinks that the origin of red-figured pottery is to be found in the dark ground and light coloring of these steles.
These steles are in hard limestone, alabaster, red granite, and black granite.
In the more complex Continental type of Medullosa there are very large numbers of steles.
It almost appears as though at the early period, when the Medulloseæ flourished, steles were experimenting in various directions.