The British Museum holds the largest collection of Middle Kingdom stelae outside Egypt. This is the first full publication of the collection: the scenes and inscriptions of each of the 42 stelae are described in detail, with textual notes and explanatory diagrams. This is an outstanding work of scholarship by unrivaled authorities in the field. The scenes and inscriptions of each of the forty-two stelae are described in detail, with full translations, textual notes and explanatory diagrams. Each catalog entry includes a wide-ranging general commentary on phraseology, formulae and titles, on the importance of each stela in its historical and social context, and on aspects of epigraphy and iconography. Wherever possible, stela owners are identified and family trees given.