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False door tablet of Seshemu and Nefret

Details

  • ID
    RPM_3044
  • Department
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    D 116, S 2163 (= D 116, 10 ?)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    26 x 59 x 10.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Second half of Dynasty 6
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Object owned by
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Attested
    Nefret (in D 116)
  • Owner
    Seshemu (D 116)
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Seshemu (D 116), Nefret (in D 116), Hermann Junker; RELATED SITE(S): D 116

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • D 116

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Martin, Karl. Reliefs des Alten Reiches. Teil 2. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Lieferung 7. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1979, pp. 29-32.

Photos 4

People 3

Ancient People

  • Nefret (in D 116)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Seshemu (owner of D 116). False door tablet (Hildesheim 3044) depicting Seshemu and and his wife Nefret seated at offering table, identified as [mjtrt] mitret; tablet reused as roofing over intrusive burial in shaft S 2163 (probably equivalent to Steindorff's shaft D 116,10) in front of north niche, lower section of false door still in situ.
  • Seshemu (D 116)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of D 116. False door tablet (Hildesheim 3044) depicting Seshemu and his wife seated at offering table, identified as [jmj-r js Xnw] overseer of the crew of rowers; tablet reused as roofing over intrusive burial in shaft S 2163 (probably equivalent to Steindorff's shaft D 116,10) in front of north niche, lower section of false door still in situ.

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