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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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Accession Number

98.1033f

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief