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Rectangular limestone offering basin inscribed for Mereru, identified as "director of the warehouse, royal acquaintance, elder of the house of the great estate"; inscription on rim contains funerary offering formula to Anubis. // Bacile per libagioni rettangolare, con profondo incavo. L'iscrizione geroglifica, posta sui quattro lati del bordo esterno, reca la formula dell'offerta funeraria ad Anubi in favore del defunto Mereru, "direttore del magazzino", "conosciuto del re".

Details

  • ID
    TUR_S.1873
  • Department
    Museo Egizio, Turin
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Offering tables and basins
  • Findspot
    Giza (provenance unknown)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • 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
    Mereru

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichit√° E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, p. 96-97, fig. 39b.

Photos 3

People 1

Ancient People

  • Mereru

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone offering basin (Turin S.1873) inscribed for Mereru, identified as [jmj-r Sna rx nswt smsw pr Hwt aAt] director of the storeroom, royal acquaintance, elder of the house of the Great Estate; found by Schiaparelli, exact provenance unknown.

Institutions 1