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White limestone statue of seated man; figure sitting (slightly inclined backwards and to left) on square stone seat, feet resting on base formed by fore-part of seat, arms resting on upper legs, left hand closed and resting thumb up holding handkerchief (?), right hand open palm down and covering knee, legs straight down side by side but not touching, space between legs only one-third chiseled out and legs connected behind with seat by short wall, short close-fitting wig with small locks of hair covering ears but not touching shoulders, clothed in short [kilt] (knees not covered) held by broad belt around waist, knot at waist sticking up in front and end lying on [kilt] and a little to left side, name [GLYPHS] Senenu inscribed twice, reading each time from outside hieroglyphs running down on front part of seat beside legs and on base, traces of black outlines of wig over right shoulder and black outlines around hieroglyphs only colors remaining. Illustration: Yes [photograph]


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Rock-cut tomb G 1608, in position in serdab
  • Material
    White limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: seat: 20.8 cm; seat and figure: 46.7 cm Width: base, front: 16.2 cm; base, back: 17.6 cm Length: seat top: 14.4 cm; seat bottom: 16.5 cm; base: 32.5 cm Weight: 25340 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM_12234)
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Senenu (G 1608)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1608

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 65.

Photos 15

People 1

Ancient People

  • Senenu (G 1608)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1608. Limestone seated statue (32-3-11 = Cairo JE 60546) inscribed for Senenu, identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; found in situ in G 1608 serdab.