Roll lintel of Shensetji

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

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

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The Ancient World


False doors

Limestone roll lintel from a tomb at Dendara, most likely family mastaba “tomb 770”. Hieroglyphic inscription within rectangular border for “the venerated Shensetji.”


From Dendara, likely from the 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