User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Stele of Intef and Shenetsetji

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Object Place for Label

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

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

25.672

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele