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Rectangular limestone offering basin of Senenu dedicated by his son Akhethetep; offering formula (htp di nswt) runs counter-clockwise beginning at top right corner, translation: "An offering that the King (and) Anubis, who is before the divine booth, gives: burial in the western cemetery, (after) a very fine old age, with the great god [for] the royal acquaintance and inspector of wa'b-priests, Senenu; the controller of phylae-members, district administrator and prophet of (Khufu), Senenu. It was his eldest son, the inspector of ships, controller of young work-gang recruits, inspector of wa'b-priests, controller of phylae-members, and district administrator, Akhethetep, who made this for him."

Details

  • ID
    HM_6-19752
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Offering tables and basins
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1206, in front of walled-up offering chapel (reused as serdab)
  • Material
    Limestone, paint
  • Dimensions
    20 x 36.2 x 57.5 cm
  • 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
    1903–1904
  • Attested
    Akhethetep (in G 1206)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • Owner
    Senenu (in G 1206)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1206

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

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. 3.4.

    Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Statues and Statuettes in the Museum of Anthropology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 5. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1930, p. 24.

    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. 58.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, p. 230 [5 (145) N].

    Thomas, Nancy, ed. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1995, p. 135, cat. 46.

Photos 14

People 2

Ancient People

  • Akhethetep (in G 1206)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Grandson (?) of Ikhetneb (owner of G 1206). Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Senenu. Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19752) inscribed for Senenu, dedicated by his son Akhethetep, identified as [sHD wjA xrp apr nfrw sHD wabw xrp jmjw sA aD-mr grgt] inspector of the boat, director of a crew of recruits, inspector of wab-priests, director of members of a phyle, administrator of a settlement; found in situ in front of entrance to G 1206 offering chamber-serdab.
  • Senenu (in G 1206)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Son (?) of Ikhetneb (owner of G 1206). Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19752) inscribed for Senenu (dedicated by his son Akhethetep), identified as [rx nswt sHD wabw xrp jmjw sA aD-mr grgt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests, director of members of a phyle, administrator of a settlement, priest of Khufu; found in situ in front of entrance to G 1206 offering chamber-serdab. Uninscribed limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19775) attributed to Senenu and his wife (unnamed); found in G 1206 offering chamber-serdab.

Institutions 1