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Painted limestone standing pair statue of Penmeru

Details

  • ID
    EMC_JE_43753
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    G 2197, Serdab
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    57 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15600
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Owner
    Penmeru (G 2197)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1912.
  • Remarks
    ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_SR_2/_15600; RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Penmeru (G 2197), George Reisner; RELATED SITE(S): G 2197; RELATED MEDIA: B1131_NS, B1132_NS, B1133_NS, B1134_NS, B1135_NS, A670_NS, A671_NS, A672_NS, A673_NS, A674_NS, C12758_NS, C4881_NS

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • Simpson, William Kelly. Mastabas of the Western Cemetery, Part 1: Sekhemka (G 1029); Tjetu I (G 2001); Iasen (G 2196); Penmeru (G 2197); Hagy, Nefertjentet, and Herunefer (G 2352/53); Djaty, Tjetu II, and Nimesti (G 2337X, 2343, 2366). Giza Mastabas 4. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1980.

Photos 16

People 2

Ancient People

  • Penmeru (G 2197)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2197. Testamentary decree of Penmeru (south wall of niche), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr mnkAwra jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal wab-priest, priest of Menkaure, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 2197. Limestone triad (MFA 12.1504) representing Penmeru in three Ka forms, identified as [rx nswt xrp sH] royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone pseudo-group statue (MFA 12.1484) depicting two figures of Penmeru, his wife Meretites, his son Seshemnefer, and his daughter Neferseshemes; Penmeru identified as [sHD Hmw-kA rx nswt xrp sH] inspector of ka-priests, royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone standing pair statue (Cairo JE 43753) depicting two figures of Penmeru; statues found in situ in G 2197 serdab.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1