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Limestone seated statue of Hemiunu

Details

  • ID
    RPM_1962
  • Department
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    G 4000, N serdab
  • Material
    Tura limestone
  • Dimensions
    155.5 x 61.5 x 104.7 cm
  • Credit Line
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Object owned by
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Owner
    Hemiunu (G 4000)
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Hemiunu (G 4000), Hermann Junker; RELATED SITE(S): G 4000

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Martin-Pardey, Eva. Grabbeigaben, Nachträge und Ergänzungen. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Lieferung 6. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1991, pp. 126-134.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom in Egypt," The Cambridge Ancient History, rev. ed. of vols. I & II, Cambridge University Press, 1962, pp. 24, 64.

Photos 109

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hemiunu (G 4000)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4000. Probable son of Nefermaat (owner of tomb at Meidum), probable grandson of Snefru. Architectural elements, including chapel entrance lintel (Hildesheim 2380) and door jamb (Hildesheim 2146), inscribed for Hemiunu, identified as [jrj-pat HAtj-a xtmw-bjtj] hereditary prince, count, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt; door jamb found in situ in G 4000. Seated statue (Hildesheim 1962) inscribed for Hemiunu, identified as [sA nswt n XT=f tAjtj sAb TAtj wr djw pr-DHwtj] king's son of his body, chief justice and vizier, greatest of the five of the House of Thoth; found in situ in G 4000 serdab behind north niche.

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