Stela of Thenti and Nefert

A work made of limestone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of limestone.

Date:

Old Kingdom, mid–Dynasty 4 (about 2566–2532 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian, Giza, probably tomb G 3035

About this artwork

This fragment portrays the judge and scribe Thenti sitting opposite his wife. His son, also named Thenti, stands to the right, and his granddaughter, who is sucking her finger, stands at the far left. The hieroglyphic text lists the titles that Thenti held and invokes the gods to give a thousand of funerary offerings to him in the afterlife.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Stela of Thenti and Nefert

Origin

Egypt

Date

2524 BC–2400 BC

Medium

Limestone

Dimensions

55.9 × 87.6 × 11.4 cm (22 × 34 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1920.265

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