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Primary limestone false door of Kai; inner and outer jambs decorated in registers of figures (all names not preserved) with bottom registers depicting offering stands; Kai represented at top of south inner jamb, identified as "one revered before his lord"; on outer south jamb named figures include: [...]ai (name and figure only partially preserved), Rudj, Iusau; on south inner jamb named figures include: Katep and Iset, Nedjem and Nedjemi; on north outer jamb named figures include: [...]tju (name and figure only partially preserved), Seneb, Bebib; on north inner jamb named figures include: possibly Sekhi (name and figure only partially preserved), Perwy, Rudjka. // Falsa porta principale della Mastaba di Kai. La decorazione e' disposta in registri orizzontali sui montanti della porta. Sullo stipite interno sinistro, in alto, e' rappresentato il defunto: "il privilegiato presso il suo signore, Kai."

Details

  • ID
    TUR_S.1844
  • Department
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Mastaba of Kai
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    201 x 109 x 34 cm.; Volume: 0.63 cu. m.; Weight:1638 kg.
  • Credit Line
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 - Dynasty 6
  • Individual - Ancient
    Bebib (in Kai)
    Iset (in Kai)
    Iusau (in Kai)
    Katep (in Kai)
    Nedjem (in Kai)
    Nedjemi (in Kai)
    Perwy (in Kai)
    Rudj (in Kai)
    Rudjka (in Kai)
    Sekhi (in Kai)
    Seneb (in Kai)
    [...]ai (in Kai)
    [...]tju (in Kai)
  • Object owned by
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Owner
    Kai (Kai)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • Kai

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Ballerini, Francesco, Notizia sommaria degli scavi della Missione archeologica italiana in Egitto (1903), (manoscritto riprodotto), [non pubbl.], [1903], p.49 n. 2, p. 51, n. 1

    Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichit√° E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, pp. 46-48, fig. 12, pl. XII.

    Museo Egizio di Torino, Museo Egizio di Torino, Preistoria e Antico Regno [Guida breve], Electa, Milano, 2001, pp. 36-37

    Porter, B., Moss, R.L.B., Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings, Oxford, 1960, p. 194

Photos 5

People 14

Ancient People

  • Bebib (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on primary false (Turin S.1844) door of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli), north outer jamb, fourth register, depicted carrying duck; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Iset (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Sister ([snt=f] his sister) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli). Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai, south inner jamb, third register; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Iusau (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli), south jamb, fourth register, depicted carrying sack and staff; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Kai (Kai)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli. Two false doors from mastaba of Kai: primary false door (Turin S.1844), Kai appears on south inner jamb, top register; secondary false door (Turin S.1845) inscribed for Kai, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; both found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Katep (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Brother ([sn=f] his brother) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli). Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai, south inner jamb, third register; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Nedjem (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Brother ([sn] brother) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli). Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai, south inner jamb, fourth register; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Nedjemi (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Sister(?) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli). Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai, south inner jamb, fourth register; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Perwy (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli), north inner jamb, third register, depicted holding cloth; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Rudj (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli), south outer jamb, third register, depicted holding basket of offerings; found in situ in mastaba of Kai. Perhaps same individual as Rudjka on same false door, north inner jamb, fourth register.
  • Rudjka (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli), north inner jamb, fourth register, depicted holding cloth; found in situ in mastaba of Kai. Perhaps same individual as Rudj on same false door, south outer jamb, third register.
  • Sekhi (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli). Appears on secondary false door (Turin S.1845) inscribed for Kai, south jamb, top register; may also appear on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai, north inner jamb, top register (name and figure only partially preserved); both found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • Seneb (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli), north outer jamb, third register, depicted carrying goose; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • [...]ai (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears (name and figure only partially preserved) on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli), south outer jamb, second register; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.
  • [...]tju (in Kai)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears (name and figure only partially preserved) on primary false door (Turin S.1844) of Kai (owner of unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli), north outer jamb, second register; found in situ in mastaba of Kai.

Institutions 1