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Long Narrow Rectangular Limestone Lintel, between 2134 and 2040 BCE

  • Egyptian

Limestone

  • Overall: 6 × 21 × 3 1/8 inches (15.2 × 53.3 × 7.9 cm)

Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899

1990.212.1B

Inscribed, hieroglyphs, cut in sunk relief: [translated: in all this land, but did this as my exemplary duty, doing what my lord praised.]

excavated from tomb of Shen-sethi (Dendereh, Egypt)

1897-98, excavated by Flinders Petrie

1899, gifted by the Egypt Exploration Fund

1990-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Egyptian, Long Narrow Rectangular Limestone Lintel, between 2134 and 2040 BCE, limestone. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899, 1990.212.1B.