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Fragment of relief showing statue of Seshemnefer [IV]

Details

  • ID
    RPM_3190
  • Department
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    Lepsius 53, interior chapel (room E)
  • Material
    Nummulitic Limestone
  • Dimensions
    70.3 x 78.3 x 10 cm
  • Credit Line
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Beginning of Dynasty 6
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Object owned by
    Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Owner
    Seshemnefer [IV] (Lepsius 53)
  • Attested
    Mereri (in Lepsius 53)
    [...]f (in Lepsius 53)
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Seshemnefer [IV] (Lepsius 53), Hermann Junker; RELATED SITE(S): Lepsius 53

Tombs and Monuments 1

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. 121-125.

Photos 26

People 4

Ancient People

  • Mereri (in Lepsius 53)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Seshemnefer [IV] (owner of Lepsius 53), displaced fragmentary block of relief (Hildesheim 3190) from interior chapel, room e, west wall (censing before statue of Seshemnefer [figure only partially preserved]), identified as [jmj-r pr] steward; found in Lepsius 53.
  • Seshemnefer [IV] (Lepsius 53)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Lepsius 53. Two seated statues in forecourt (on either side of exterior chapel entrance), inscribed [smr watj sSmnfr] sole companion Seshemnefer; in situ in Lepsius 53. Interior chapel entrance lintel and drum lintel and false door (in room c) inscribed for Seshemnefer; also appears in chapel relief (in most instances name not preserved, only lower portions of walls preserved) and displaced fragmentary block of relief (Hildesheim 3190) depicted as statue; identified as [xrp nstj m pr-anx Hrj-sStA n mdt nb sStA nt nswt HqA bAt] director of the two thrones in the Mansion of Life, secretary of all secret commands of the king, chief of Bat; in situ in Lepsius 53 (block found in Lepsius 53). Possibly same individual as Seshemnefer (in G 5170), eldest son of Seshemnefer [III] (owner of G 5170).
  • [...]f (in Lepsius 53)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in mastaba of Seshemnefer [IV] (owner of Lepsius 53), displaced fragmentary block of relief (Hildesheim 3190) from interior chapel, room e, west wall (figure and name almost entirely destroyed); found in Lepsius 53.

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