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Stele of Intef and Shenetsetji

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Limestone. Sunk relief, with color preserved on figures. Standing man and wife facing right, with a small group of offerings. The man wears a pointed kilt and three necklaces, and holds a staff and scepter. The woman wears a long, straight dress, collar, and wig without a lappet , and holds her...

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From Sheikh Farag: S. F. 5125. 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, November 1923; 1925: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, about 2130–1980 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Object Place for Label

Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 48.8 x 53.8 x 12.2 cm (19 3/16 x 21 3/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele