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Blocks of relief showing Nefer Idu and his wife Hemetre, from S wall of chapel of G 5550

Details

  • ID
    RPM_2390
  • Department
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    G 5550, Chapel
  • Material
    Nummulitic limestone
  • Dimensions
    75.5 x 107.5 x 8 cm
  • Credit Line
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, End of Dynasty 6
  • Attested
    Hemetre (in G 5550)
    Idu (in G 5550)
    Mereri (in G 5550)
    Qar (in G 5550)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Object owned by
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Owner
    Nefer Idu [I] (G 5550)
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Nefer Idu (G 5550), Hemetre (in G 5550), Hermann Junker; RELATED SITE(S): G 5550

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5550

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Martin, Karl. Reliefs des Alten Reiches. Teil 1. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Lieferung 3. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1978, pp. 86-90.

Photos 13

People 6

Ancient People

  • Hemetre (in G 5550)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Nefer Idu (owner of G 5550). Appears in chapel relief, north and south walls (blocks of relief from north and south walls = Hildesheim 2398-2400, Hildesheim 2390), name preserved only on north wall, identified as [Hmt-nTr Nt wptt wAwt] priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways; found in G 5550.
  • Idu (in G 5550)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Probable son of Nefer Idu (owner of G 5550). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (blocks of relief from south wall = Hildesheim 2390), name and lower half of figure preserved, identified as [. . .pr-aA] . . .of the Great House; found in G 5550.
  • Mereri (in G 5550)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Nefer Idu (owner of G 5550), south wall (blocks of relief from S wall = Hildesheim 2390), dwarf carrying monkey standing under chair of Nefer Idu and Hemetre; found in G 5550.
  • Nefer Idu [I] (G 5550)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5550. Nefer, [rn=f nfr] his good name Idu. False door (fragmentary, some fragments = Hildesheim 2391-2395), chapel entrance lintel (Hildesheim 2396-2397) and door jamb (Cairo JE 44972) inscribed for Nefer Idu, identified as [tAjtj sAb TAtj Hrj-tp nswt jmj-r Snwtj jmj-r wabtj jmj-r jswj Xkrw nswt Hrj-sStA nswt mdw rxjjt jwn-knmwt jmj-r Hwt-jHwt jmj-r wDt-mdw nbt StAt nswt jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt sAb aD-mr sS a nswt] chief justice and vizier, royal chamberlain, overseer of the two granaries, overseer of the two wabets, overseer of the two bureaux of the king's ornaments, royal secretary, staff of the commoners, iun-kenmut priest, overseer of Hut-ihut, overseer of every secret royal decree, overseer of all royal works, judge and administrator, royal document scribe; also appears in chapel relief (blocks of relief from N and S walls = Hildesheim 2398-2400, Hildesheim 2390), identified as [jmj-r gswj-pr jmj-r Xnw jmj-r sxt nbt] overseer of the two workshops(?), overseer of the Residence, overseer of all fields; found in G 5550. Sarcophagus inscribed (in ink) for Nefer Idu, identified as [jmj-r prwj-HD jmj-r wabt jmj-r r-pr] overseer of the two treasuries, overseer of the wabet, overseer of the offering chapel; found in G 5550, burial chamber.
  • Qar (in G 5550)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Nefer Idu (owner of G 5550), south wall (blocks of relief from south wall = Hildesheim 2390), standing before offering table, and north wall (blocks of relief from north wall = Hildesheim 2398-2400), identified (in both places) as [jmj-r pr sHD Hmw-kA] steward, inspector of ka-priests; found in G 5550.

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1