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Limestone stela of Thutmose IV, offering wine to Ptah; behind him stands Queen Nefertari. Photograph: yes.


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Freestanding stelae and obelisks
  • Findspot
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    78 x 54 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
  • Owner
    Thutmose IV
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Excavator
    Émile Baraize, French, 1874–1952
  • Attested
  • Notes
    From excavations of Emile Baraize.
  • Remarks
    RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_XII_Sp149LR; RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Emile Baraize; Thutmose IV; Nefertari; RELATED SITE(S): Sphinx

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • Sphinx

    • Site Name Sphinx Complex

Full Bibliography

  • Hassan, Great Sphinx, 311

Photos 2

People 3

Ancient People

  • Nefertari

    • Type Attested
  • Thutmose IV

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks King of Dynasty 18. prenomen: [mn-xprw-ra] Menkheperure. Restorations to Sphinx done in time of Thutmose IV. Objects found at Giza: Faience scarab (27-4-1272 = MFA 27.2022) and faience udjat amulet (28-3-58 = MFA 28.1381) with cartouche of Thutmose IV.

Modern People

  • Émile Baraize

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1874–1952
    • Remarks French engineer working for the Service des Antiquities who excavated around the Sphinx from 1926-1936.

Institutions 1