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Limestone false door of Tjentet, only tablet and crossbar (= lower lintel) inscribed; on tablet Tjentet depicted sitting on chair with bull legs, her left arm across her chest, wearing long dress and tripartite wig. // Falsa porta della principessa Centet. La decorazione e' limitata alla tabella ed al tamburo. La defunta e' raffigurata assisa su un seggio a zampe di toro, con il braccio sinistro piegato al petto. Indossa un abito lungo a bretelle e una parruca tripartita.

Details

  • ID
    TUR_S.1842
  • Department
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Mastaba of Tjentet
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    212 x 111 x 31 cm.; Volume: 0.62 cu. m.; Weight: 1612 kg.
  • Credit Line
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Object owned by
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Owner
    Tjentet (Tjentet)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • Tjentet

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • AA.VV., (il) Museo Egizio di Torino, guida alla lettura di una civiltà, Istituto geografico De Agostini, Novara, 1988, pp. 64, 65, 67

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

    Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, p. 61, fig. 17, pl. XVI.

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

    Donadoni Roveri, Anna Maria, Museo Egizio, Barisone, Torino, 1990, p. 22

    Giza, Giza, am fuss der grossen pyramiden: katalog zur Sonderausstellung, Hirmer, München, 2011, pp. 228, 229

    Porter, B., Moss, R.L.B., Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings, Oxford, 1960, p. 139

Photos 8

People 1

Ancient People

  • Tjentet (Tjentet)

    • Type Owner
    • 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.

Institutions 1