Cornice fragment from the tomb of Shensetji

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


Findspot: Egypt, Dendara, Tomb of Shensetji (family mastaba; tomb 770)

Accession Number

98.1033e

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Limestone cornice fragment from the tomb of Shensetji in part of a family mastaba. Inscribed hieroglyphs form the word for “cloths/clothing” (Hbsw) or related. One of eight fragments (see 98.1033a-d, f-h).

For other objects from the same family mastaba, see also: 98.1031, 98.1032.

Provenance

From Dendara, 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)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription