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Upper left corner of white limestone slab stela [of Wenshet] with inscription in [raised] relief. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Stelae
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4832 A, shaft, [originally from G 4840]
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Width: 12 cm Length: 46 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 14.1183
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Wenshet (G 4840)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4832

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4840

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Jánosi, Peter. "Der Tote vor dem Opfertisch. Die Opferplatten von Giza. Besprechung des Buches Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis von Peter Der Manuelian." Sokar 10 (1. Halbjahr 2005), pp. 19, 22.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis. Publications of the Pennsylvania–Yale Expedition to Egypt 7. New Haven and Philadelphia: Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003, pp. 28-29, pls. 27-28, pp. 104-105, figs. 155-156-157.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, p. 500, fig. 306.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Wenshet (G 4840)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4840. False door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, identified as [sAt nswt n Xt=f Hm-nTr Nt mHtt jnb=s Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht] king's daughter of his body, priestess of Neith north of her wall, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel). Fragment of limestone slab stela (14-2-1 = MFA 14.1183) inscribed for Wenshet; found in G 4832 A, originally from G 4840.