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Limestone seated statue of Inetkaes; female figure seated on block seat with hands flat on thighs, wearing shoulder length wig with central part and V-necked dress, vertical inscription on base: [Hm-nTr Hwt-Hr nbt jwnt jntks] priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-Dendera, Inetkaes.


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1039, in serdab
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    32 x 12 cm (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, Late Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Inetkaes (in G 1039)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • Remarks
    Two limestone statues (seated = Berkeley 6-19773, standing = Berkeley 6-19800) inscribed for Inetkaes (name spelled: [jntks] on seated statue, [jntskA] on standing statue).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1039

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • 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, pp. 17-18, pls. 26b, 27a.

    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. 54.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Inetkaes (in G 1039)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Wife of Mertash (possible owner of G 1039) (proposed relationship to Mertash according to Reisner). Two limestone statues (seated = Hearst 6-19773, standing = Hearst 6-19800) inscribed for Inetkaes, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt jwnt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-Dendera; name spelled [jntks] on seated statue, [jntskA] on standing statue; seated statue found in G 1039 serdab, standing statue found in debris.

Institutions 1