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Rectangular limestone stela of Shad; painted raised relief, male figure standing (facing right) in striding pose, holding staff in proper left hand and baton in proper right, wearing shoulder length wig with long curls, broadcollar, leopard skin, and short kilt, inscription at top: [rx nswt SAd] "the royal acquaintance, Shad".


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Stelae
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1221
  • Material
    Limestone, paint
  • Dimensions
    64 x 32 x 12 cm (25 3/16 x 12 5/8 x 4 3/4 in)
  • Credit Line
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Hearst Egyptian Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 ?
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Shad (G 1221)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1221

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Tomb Steles and Offering Stones of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1927, pp. 1, 12, 15, pl. 4.7.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 59.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Shad (G 1221)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1221. Limestone stela (Hearst 6-19777) inscribed for Shad, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 1221 interior offering chamber (= offering niche).

Institutions 1