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Cornice fragment from the tomb of Shensetji

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Small fragment of a limestone cornice from the tomb of Shensetji in part of a family mastaba. Hieroglyphic signs carved in sunk relief, partially missing due to breaks, include inscribed detailing: portions of a reed leaf and a quail chick, likely forming the grammatical element "iw" (i.e....

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From Dendara, tomb of Shensetji (part of 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, Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast, 2323–2061 B.C.


Dendara, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief