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False door of Wenshet

Details

  • ID
    RPM_2971
  • Department
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    G 4840, N chapel
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    223.2 x 147 x 33.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, End of Dynasty 4
  • Object owned by
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Attested
    Heben (in G 4840)
    Hunehesi (in G 4840)
    Iymery (in G 4840)
    Kaaper (in G 4840)
    Kameni (in G 4840)
    Khentkau (in G 4840)
    Meretites (in G 4840)
    Neheri (in G 4840)
    Tjentet (Tjentet)
    Tjesu (in G 4840)
    Wehemnefret (Wehemnefret)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Owner
    Wenshet (G 4840)
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Wenshet (G 4840), Hermann Junker; RELATED SITE(S): G 4840

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4840

    • 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. 179-187.

Photos 32

People 13

Ancient People

  • Heben (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet (owner of G 4840), north outer jamb (bottom register, carrying haunch of beef), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Hunehesi (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet (owner of G 4840), south outer jamb (top register), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Iymery (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=s] her son) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, south inner jamb (top register), identified as [jmj-r mSa smr] expedition leader, companion; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Kaaper (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=s] her son) of Meretites (daughter of Wenshet, owner of G 4840). Appears on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, south outer jamb (top register, standing in front of his mother); found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Kameni (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=s] her son) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, north inner jamb (top register), identified as [wr mAAw jwnw] greatest of seers (high priest of Re) of Heliopolis; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Khentkau (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, north inner jamb (bottom register), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Meretites (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=s] her daughter) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears twice on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, south outer jamb (top register) and north outer jamb (standing in front of her mother), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Neheri (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, south inner jamb (middle register), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Tjentet (Tjentet)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of Tjentet (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker). False door (Turin S.1842) and fragment of false door tablet (Turin S.1862) inscribed for Tjentet; found in mastaba of Tjentet. Also appears on false door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret (owner of Wehemnefret, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schaiparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker), south outer jamb (third register, figure on left, name spelled Tjenteti); found in mastaba of Wehemnefret. Daughter (?) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, north inner jamb (middle register, name spelled Tjenteti), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel). Family relationships between Tjentet, Wehemnefret, and Wenshet based on proximity of mastabas and titles.
  • Tjesu (in G 4840)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on of false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet (owner of G 4840), north outer jamb (bottom register, carrying basin and ewer), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel).
  • Wehemnefret (Wehemnefret)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of Wehemnefret (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Schiaparelli, probably part of mastaba S 984 excavated by Junker). False door (Turin S.1840) inscribed for Wehemnefret, identified as [sAt nswt] king's daughter; found in mastaba of Wehemnefret. Daughter (?) of Wenshet (owner of G 4840). Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on false door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, south inner jamb (bottom register), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel). Family relationship between Wehemnefret and Wenshet based on proximity of mastabas, and titles.
  • Wenshet (G 4840)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4840. False door (Hildesheim 2971) inscribed for Wenshet, identified as [sAt nswt n Xt=f Hm-nTr Nt mHtt jnb=s Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht] king's daughter of his body, priestess of Neith north of her wall, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore; found in situ in G 4840 (north chapel). Fragment of limestone slab stela (14-2-1 = MFA 14.1183) inscribed for Wenshet; found in G 4832 A, originally from G 4840.

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