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False door with fully rendered double-door with bolt and substantial remnants of red paint; inscribed for Seshemnefer II, identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt] overseer of royal document scribes


  • ID
  • Department
    Ägyptisches Museum, Berlin/Neues Museum
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    G 5080, Steindorf excavations
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    1.42 m (H) x 1.28 m (W)
  • Credit Line
    Berlin Ägyptisches Museum
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Owner
    Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)
  • Object owned by
    Ägyptisches Museum, Berlin

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 3. Die Mastabas der Vorgeschrittenen V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Bericht über die von der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien auf gemeinsame Kosten mit Dr. Wilhelm Pelizaeus unternommenen Grabungen auf dem Friedhof des Alten Reiches bei den Pyramiden von Giza. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1938, pp. 187-192, figs. 33-34.

    Kanawati, Naguib. Tombs at Giza. Seshathetep/Heti (G 5150), Nesutnefer (G 4970) and Seshemnefer II (G 5080), Volume 2. Australian Centre for Egyptology Report 18. Warminster: Aris and Phillips, 2002, p. 56.

    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. 147.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5080. Pillars and jambs of court entrance and north and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nb nt nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt sS Xrt-a nswt sS a nswt n sbAjt nswt Hrj-sStA n Xrt-a nswt jmj-r (pr) aHAw m prwj] overseer of royal document scribes, secretary of every royal decree, overseer of all royal works, scribe of the royal document-case, royal document scribe of the royal instructors, secretary of the royal document-case, overseer of (the house of) weapons in the two houses; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, and east walls); in situ in G 5080. Red granite sarcophagus (33-4-19 = Cairo JE 60541) inscribed for Seshemnefer; found in situ in G 5080 B.

Institutions 1