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Roll lintel of Shensetji

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Limestone roll lintel from a tomb at Dendara, most likely family mastaba "tomb 770". Hieroglyphic inscription within rectangular border for "the venerated Shensetji."


From Dendara, likely from the tomb of Shensetji (family mastaba; tomb 770). 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, D, 2323–2061 B.C.


Dendara, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, False doors