Inscribed Bowl of Snefru



Dolomite stone bowl inscribed with hieroglyphs some have considered to be the name of Senefru. However, it is spelt 's-nfr-r' without a 'w', and is not within a cartouche. Compare with Ali el-Khouli, ‘Egyptian Stone Vessels, Predynastic Period to Dynasty III: Typology and Analysis’ (Mainz, 1978) no. 3990. Danson Catalogue 2 no. 263a. Purchased at the Kennard Sale at Sotheby's 16-19 July, 1912, Lot 6. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface very crazed, discoloured, previous repair, surface dirt.