Artist Egyptian
Title
  • Limestone Altar from the Tomb of Shen-sethi at Dendereh
Date between 2134 and 2040 BCE
Medium Limestone
Dimensions Overall: 10 3/8 × 15 × 3 inches (26.4 × 38.1 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
Accession Number 1990.213
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, hieroglyphs: [translated: [offerings of 1000] libations of water, 1000 of bread, 1000 of beer, 1000 of alabaster (jars), 1000 of oxen and fowl for Shen-sethi.]
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)