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Rectangular limestone offering basin (with two basins) inscribed for Mesdjer and his wife Mernefretnisut, dedicated by his son Keki, [Htp di nswt jnpw xnt[j] sH-nTr prt-xrw t Hnqt m Hb ra nb rx nswt sHD qd msDr / sA.f smsw ir.f n sw qrs Xrt-nTr jmj-r pr kkj / Hm[t].f mr[t].f nb[t] jmAx[w] [xr] nTr aA ra nb mjtrt mr-nfrt-nswt]

Details

  • ID
    HM_6-19821
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Offering tables and basins
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1037-Addition, at N end of E face (southern addition containing pits D and E)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    36.5 x 25 x 12.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 x 4 15/16 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
  • Date of Register Entry
    1903–1904
  • Owner
    Mernefretnisut (in G 1037-Addition)
    Mesdjer (in G 1037-Addition)
  • Attested
    Keki (in G 1037-Addition)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Dennis, James T. "New Officials of the IVth to VIth Dynasties." Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology 27 (1905) p. 34, no. 8.

    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. 1-2, 15, pl. 6.10.

    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. 178.

    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) O].

Photos 5

People 3

Ancient People

  • Keki (in G 1037-Addition)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Mesdjer. Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19821) inscribed for Mesdjer and his wife Mernefretnisut, dedicated by his son Keki, identified as [jmj-r pr] steward; found in situ at north end of east face of G 1037-Addition (southern addition containing pits D and E).
  • Mernefretnisut (in G 1037-Addition)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Mesdjer. Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19821), inscribed for Mesdjer and his wife Mernefretnisut (dedicated by son Keki), identified as [mjtrt] mitret; found in situ at north end of east face of G 1037-Addition (southern addition containing pits D and E).
  • Mesdjer (in G 1037-Addition)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19821) inscribed for Mesdjer and his wife Mernefretnisut (dedicated by his son Keki), identified as [rx nswt sHD qdw] royal acquaintance, inspector of builders; found in situ at north end of east face of G 1037-Addition (southern addition containing pits D and E).

Institutions 1