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Limestone false door inscribed for Wehemnefret, possible daughter of Snefru, decorated with raised relief and formerly covered by pink stucco, some of which remains. Various named figures appear on outer and inner jambs, including: outer south jamb: Snefrubaef, Ankhkhufu, Meresankh, Reputnisut, Tjentet (spelled Tjenteti), Ankhetisis; inner south jamb: Hesy, Iyenkhenet, Kaiu; outer north jamb: Khentkaef, Hetepheres, Nefrethasnefru, Snefrubaef-nedjes, Senmerer, Beby; inner north jamb: Irenptah, Khenu, Werptah. // Falsa porta della principessa Uhem-neferet, forse una delle figlie di Snefru. Il monumento, decorato ad alto rilievo, era in ricoperto di stucco rosa di cui restano le tracce.

Details

  • ID
    TUR_S.1840
  • Department
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Mastaba of Wehemnefret
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    202.5 x 170 x 37 cm.; Volume: 0.75 cu. m..; Weight: 1950 kg.
  • Credit Line
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4 - Dynasty 5
  • Object owned by
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Individual - Ancient
    Ankhetisi (in Wehemnefret)
    Ankhkhufu (in Wehemnefret)
    Beby (in Wehemnefret)
    Hesy (in Wehemnefret)
    Hetepheres (in Wehemnefret)
    Irenptah (in Wehemnefret)
    Iyenkhenet (in Wehemnefret)
    Kaiu (in Wehemnefret)
    Khentkaef (in Wehemnefret)
    Khenu (in Wehemnefret)
    Meresankh (in Wehemnefret)
    Nefrethasnefru (in Wehemnefret)
    Reputnisut (in Wehemnefret)
    Senmerer (in Wehemnefret)
    Snefrubaef (in Wehemnefret)
    Snefrubaef-nedjes (in Wehemnefret)
    Tjentet (Tjentet)
    Werptah (in Wehemnefret)
  • Owner
    Wehemnefret (Wehemnefret)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Ballerini, Francesco, Notizia sommaria degli scavi della Missione archeologica italiana in Egitto (1903), (manoscritto riprodotto), [non pubbl.], [1903], p. 55

    Curto, Silvio, (l') Antico Egitto nel Museo Egizio di Torino, Tip. Torinese Editrice, Torino, 1984, pp. 68-69

    Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, p. 62, fig. 20, pl. XVIII.

    D'Amicone, Elvira, Il Museo Egizio di Torino, Milano, 1982, p. 57

    Donadoni Roveri, Anna Maria, Arte della tessitura, Electa, Milano, 2001, p. 28

    Donadoni Roveri, Anna Maria, Arte della tessitura, moda e arredo, Milano, Civiltà degli Egizi. La vita quotidiana, 1987, p. 196, fig. 278

    Farina, Giulio, (il) R. museo di antichità di Torino. Sezione egizia, La Libreria dello Stato, Roma, 1938, p. 40

    Jacquet-Gordon, Helen K., (les) Noms des domaines funéraires sous l'Ancien Empire égyptien, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, Le Caire, 1962, p. 213

    Morandini, Leospo, Mancini, Fenomeni di degrado delle rocce osservati in reperti archeologici conservati nel Museo Egizio di Torino, Boll. Ass. Min. Sub., XX, 1-2, 1983, pp. 177-200

    Morandini, Leospo, Mancini, Fenomeni di degrado osservati in reperti archeologici in calcare tenero, Appendice B, Allemandi, Torino, Dal Museo al Museo. Passato e futuro del Museo Egizio di Torino, 1989, pp. 142-145, fig. 3

    Museo Egizio di Torino, Civiltà degli Egizi, la vita quotidiana, Istituto Bancario S.Paolo di Torino, Torino, 1990, pp. 196, 200, tav. 278

    Museo Egizio di Torino, Museo Egizio di Torino, Preistoria e Antico Regno [Guida breve], Electa, Milano, 2001, p. 38

    Porter, B., Moss, R.L.B., Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings, Oxford, 1960, p. 140

    Roccati, Alessandro, Museo egizio Torino, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Roma, 1988, p. 17, fig. 20

    Schiaparelli, Ernesto, Inventario manoscritto, n. 1840

    Vassilika, Eleni, Tesori d'arte del Museo Egizio, Allemandi, Torino, 2006, n. 8

    Vassilika, Eleni, (i) Capolavori del Museo Egizio di Torino, guida ufficiale, Scala, Firenze, 2009, pp. 12, 13

Photos 14

People 19

Ancient People

  • Ankhetisi (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south outer jamb (third register, figure on right); found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Ankhkhufu (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south outer jamb (top register, figure on left), identified as [xtmw-nTr wjA nfr] god's sealer of the ship, recruit; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Beby (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), north outer jamb (third register, figure on right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Hesy (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south inner jamb (top register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Hetepheres (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), north outer jamb (top register, figure on right), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Irenptah (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Grandson ([sA sA] son of <her> son) of Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret, north inner jamb (top register, depicted as young boy); found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Iyenkhenet (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south inner jamb (middle register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Kaiu (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south inner jamb (bottom register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Khentkaef (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), north outer jamb (top register, figure on left), identified as [sS a nswt] royal document scribe; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Khenu (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), north inner jamb (middle register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Meresankh (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south outer jamb (second register, figure on right), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Nefrethasnefru (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), north outer jamb (second register, figure on left), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Reputnisut (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south outer jamb (second register, figure on left), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Senmerer (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), north outer jamb (third register, figure on left), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Snefrubaef (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south outer jamb (top register, figure on right), identified as [wr mDw Sma jmj-r kAt] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, overseer of works; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Snefrubaef-nedjes (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Grandson ([sA sA] son of <her> son) of Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret, north outer jamb (second register, figure on right), identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.
  • Tjentet (Tjentet)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of Tjentet (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker). False door (Turin S.1842) and fragment of false door tablet (Turin S.1862) inscribed for Tjentet; found in mastaba of Tjentet. Also appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schaiparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south outer jamb (third register, figure on left, name spelled Tjenteti); found in mastaba of Wehemnefret. Daughter (?) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, north inner jamb (middle register, name spelled Tjenteti), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel). Family relationships between Tjentet, Wehemnefret, and Wenshet based on proximity of mastabas and titles.
  • Wehemnefret (Wehemnefret)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Wehemnefret (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker). False door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret, identified as [sAt nswt] king's daughter; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret. Daughter (?) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, south inner jamb (bottom register), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel). Family relationship between Wehemnefret and Wenshet based on proximity of mastabas, and titles.
  • Werptah (in Wehemnefret)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), north inner jamb (bottom register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret.

Institutions 1