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Painted basalt seated statue of the dwarf Perniankh, wearing a kilt and curled wig; right hand resting on lap, holding a scepter, left hand holding a long staff against his chest. On front of the chair at either side of his legs are two vertical lines of inscription with his name and titles.


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    G 1700, serdab
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    48.0 x 14.0 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Zahi Hawass excavation number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Excavator
    Zahi Hawass, Egyptian
  • Owner
    Perniankh (G 1700)
  • Notes
    From excavations of Zahi Hawass, 1990. Mislabeled in JE and SR as from tomb 1915 in Upper South Giza Cemetery.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Zahi Hawass; Perniankh (G 1700); RELATED SITE(S): G 1700; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_98944; EMC_SR_2.19441; ZH_exc_178

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1700

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • Bolshakov, Andrey. "Hinting as a Method of Old Kingdom Tomb Decoration I. The Offering-Stone and the False Door of the Dwarf Snb." Göttinger Miszellen 139 (1994), pp. 10, 29, note 1; Hawass, Zahi. "Unique Statues at Giza V: The Exceptional Statue of the Priest Kai and His Family." In Khaled Daoud, Shafia Bedier & Sawsan Abd el-Fatah, eds. Studies in Honor of Ali Radwan. Supplément aux Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, no. 34. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2005, p. 26; Hawass, Zahi. "Excavating the Old Kingdom. The Egyptian Archaeologists." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 163-164, fig. 101; Hawass, Zahi. "Zahi Hawass talks to KMT about matters on the Giza Plateau (Interview)." KMT 8, no. 2 (Summer 1997), p. 22; Hawass, Zahi. "The Statue of the Dwarf Pr-n(j)-anx(w) Recently Discovered at Giza." Festschrift für Werner Kaiser. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 47 (1991), pp. 157-162, pls. 13, 14; Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G48; Manuelian, Peter Der. "Excavating the Old Kingdom. The Giza Necropolis and Other Mastaba Fields." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 150.

People 2

Ancient People

  • Perniankh (G 1700)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1700. Two false doors with drum lintels inscribed for Perniankh, and serdab lintel inscribed for Perniankh, identified as [rx nswt nmjw(?) pr-aA] royal acquaintance, dwarf(?) of the Great House; found in situ in G 1700 serdab. Basalt seated statue (Cairo JE 98944) inscribed for Perniankh, identified as [sxmx-jb nb=f (ra) nb nmjw nswt n pr(-aA)] he who delights the heart of his lord every (day), king's dwarf of the (Great) House; found in situ in G 1700 serdab.

Modern People

  • Zahi Hawass

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian
    • Remarks Former Minister of State for Antiquities and Secretary General of Supreme Council of Antiquities