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Limestone slab stela of [wpmnfrt] Wepemnefret; painted low raised relief, male figure seated (facing right) on stool with bovine legs at offering table with bread loaves, wearing shoulder length wig, mustache, squared beard, long leopard pelt, and bracelets, inscription: (above) name, (top and far right) titles, (inner right, below three falcons on standards) linen list, (middle, above and right of offering table) offering list.


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Stelae
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1201, in situ on E face of mastaba, then walled over
  • Material
    Limestone, paint
  • Dimensions
    45.5 x 7.5 x 66 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 4, reign of Khufu
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Wepemnefret (G 1201)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1201

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 8

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "Two Old Kingdom Writing Boards from Giza." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte 71 (1987), p. 46.

    Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 245-246, cat. 52.

    Fazzini, Richard A. Images for Eternity: Egyptian Art from Berkeley and Brooklyn. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, 1975, p.28, cat. 17.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Der Tote vor dem Opfertisch. Die Opferplatten von Giza. Besprechung des Buches Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis von Peter Der Manuelian." Sokar 10 (1. Halbjahr 2005), pp. 19-23, unnumbered figs.

    Jánosi, Peter. "The Tombs of Officials. Houses of Eternity." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 26, unnumbered figure.

    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, 15, pls. 1.1, 48, 49.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "On the Early History of Giza: The 'Lost' Wadi Cemetery (Giza Archives Gleanings, III)." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 95 (2009), p. 126, note 43.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A 'New' Slab Stela for Nefer from G 2100? (Giza Archives Project Gleanings: I)." In Stephen E. Thompson and Peter Der Manuelian, eds. Egypt and Beyond: Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University June 2005. Providence: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, 2008, p. 228.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis. Publications of the Pennsylvania–Yale Expedition to Egypt 7. New Haven and Philadelphia: Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003, pp. 2-3, pls. 1, 2, p. 33, fig. 6, p. 40, figs. 19-22.

    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. 57.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Wepemnefret (G 1201)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1201. Limestone slab stela (Hearst 6-19825) inscribed for Wepemnefret, identified as [mDH sSw nswt wr mDw Sma hkA mHjt Hm-nTr Hqt xt HA sA nswt] craftsman of the king's scribes, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, heka-priest of Mehit, priest of Heqet, khet-priest of Ha, king's son; found in situ on east face of G 1201.

Institutions 1