About this object

Fragment of a stela with raised and sunk relief decoration with some pigment remaining in places. At the bottom is a closed double door with bolt and above this is a panel showing a dog under the chair legs of the deceased who is seated before a table of offerings and a ewer and bowl. There are two columns of hieroglyphic text on either side of the central panel and a single row of text below. The name of the owner is Senwertef (?). Liverpool University archive image from 1905 reveals that a top left fragment is now missing which showed the upper body of the deceased, broken below the neck, holding his left hand against his chest, wearing an arm bracelet and a collar.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    First Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date made
    2181 - 2025 BC (Dynasty 7 - 10)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the University of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    425 mm x 360 mm x 102 mm
  • Note
    Marked N.4 on the side and N. 173 (85) on the back. Liverpool University archive image N52 ('Naqada 1905' album) and lantern slide no. S.9.1. See other stelae in the university collections: E86, E87 and E88.
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  • Inscriptions from the Coptite nome, Dynasties VI-XI (Rome, 1964)

    Henry Fischer

    Author: Henry Fischer
    Date: 1964


Previous owners

  • University of Liverpool

    Owned from: 1905
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 2000
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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