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Limestone false door of Seneb, decorated with painted reliefs and inscribed.

Details

  • ID
    GEM_12178
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Seneb, chapel, offering room
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    GEM: 200.0 x 165.0 cm; JE: 180 x 146 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_51297
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15180
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Attested
    Slawomir Rzepka
    Abu (in Seneb)
    Ankhmaredjedef (in Seneb)
    Auibenkhufu (in Seneb)
    Hemiunu (in Seneb)
    Hetepka (in Seneb)
    Hetjes (in Seneb)
    Iakes (in Seneb)
    Idkhu (in Seneb)
    Ihi (in Seneb)
    Iika (in Seneb)
    Iikau (in Seneb)
    Iinefret (in Seneb)
    Iisatjef (in Seneb)
    Impi (in Seneb)
    Inkaf (in Seneb)
    Itiu (in Seneb)
    Iu (in Seneb)
    Kaihep (in Seneb)
    Kessunebef (in Seneb)
    Maakheru (in Seneb)
    Nedjem (in Seneb)
    Neferka (in Seneb)
    Nefret (in Seneb)
    Nesekha (in Seneb)
    Niutu (in Seneb)
    Peni (in Seneb)
    Peri (in Seneb)
    Peru (in Seneb)
    Redini (in Seneb)
    Semeretradjedef (in Seneb)
    Senenu (in Seneb)
    Senetites (in Seneb)
    Shedi (in Seneb)
    Tefi (in Seneb)
    Wennen (in Seneb)
    Wep (in Seneb)
    Weri (in Seneb)
  • Owner
    Seneb (Seneb)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Notes
    From excavations of Hermann Junker. False door originally registered as EMC_JE_51297 (= EMC_SR_2/15180). One block (upper part of N outer jamb reveal) registered separately as EMC_JE_51297B (= EMC_SR_2/15181); it is unclear whether this block is included in the reconstructed false door GEM_12178.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Seneb; RELATED SITE(S): Seneb; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_51297; EMC_SR_2.15180

Photos 19

People 40

Ancient People

  • Abu (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks One of two dogs depicted on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (reveal, top register); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Ankhmaredjedef (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Seneb (owner of Seneb, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears depicted as young boy in seated family group statue (Cairo JE 51280) of Seneb, his wife Senetites, and two children; found in situ in stone box (Cairo JE 51281) in mastaba of Seneb serdab (north of north false door). Also appears twice on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south outer jamb (top register [below inscription], censing before his father) and north inner jamb (second register, standing before his mother Senetites), identified (on south outer jamb) as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in mastaba of Seneb.
  • Auibenkhufu (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Seneb (owner of Seneb, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears depicted as young girl in seated family group statue (Cairo JE 51280) of Seneb, his wife Senetites, and two children; found in situ in stone box (Cairo JE 51281) in mastaba of Seneb serdab (north of north false door). Also appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (second register, kneeling behind her mother Senetites); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb.
  • Hemiunu (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears twice on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (second register, kneeling before two writing scribes) and north inner jamb (top register, second standing figure from right), identified (on north inner jamb) as [sS] scribe; found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Hetepka (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (top register, third standing figure from right), identified as [sS] scribe; found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Hetjes (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south inner jamb (top register, second figure from right, supporting sunshade); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Iakes (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks One of two dogs depicted on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (reveal, top register); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Idkhu (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (top register, offering roll of cloth to Seneb); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Ihi (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (bottom register, one of three female figures, figure in middle); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Iika (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (bottom register, third figure from left, carrying two trays of offerings); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Iikau (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south outer jamb (reveal, top register, steersman of boat); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Iinefret (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (reveal, second register, standing bald man wearing kilt made of matting[?]); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Iisatjef (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south inner jamb (middle register, second figure from right, carrying offering table with conical bread loaf); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Impi (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (bottom register, one of three female figures, figure on left); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumber mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Inkaf (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (top register, first standing figure on right, presenting document to Seneb), identified as [jmj-r pr] steward; found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Itiu (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south inner jamb (middle register, third figure from right, carrying tray of offerings); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Iu (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (third register, standing figure on left); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Kaihep (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (third register, first figure on left, carrying bread mold and beer jar); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Kessunebef (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (third register, kneeling scribe); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Maakheru (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (top register, figure on left with cloth draped over arm); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Nedjem (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (reveal, second register, figure on right holding stick); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Neferka (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (second register, figure on left, kneeling scribe); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Nefret (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (bottom register, one of three female figures, figure on right); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Nesekha (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (third register, figure on right, wearing headband); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Niutu (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south outer jamb (reveal, third register, third figure in boat); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Peni (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (bottom register, figure in middle, carrying beer jar); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Peri (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south inner jamb (top register, figure on left, supporting carrying chair); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Peru (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north outer jamb (third register, second figure from right, wearing headband); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Redini (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south outer jamb (reveal, top register, first rower in boat); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Semeretradjedef (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Seneb (owner of Seneb, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (second register, kneeling before her mother Senetites), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in mastaba of Seneb.
  • Seneb (Seneb)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Various architectural elements inscribed for Seneb: lintel and drum lintel of offering room entrance, identified as [wr-a xrp hwwt nt Nt jmj-r mr pr-aA] he who is carried in the sedan chair, director of estates of the Red Crown, overseer of weaving mills of the Great House; south false door (Cairo JE 51297), identified as [xrp dngw sSrw xtmw-nTr n wnHrbAw Hm-nTr wADt nb pr-nw jmj-r jwHw smr pr] director of dwarfs in charge of dressing, god's sealer of the Wenherbau-ship, priest of Wadjet lady of the Lower Egyptian shrine, overseer of libations (?), companion of the house; and granite offering stone, identified as [wr-a smr pr] he who is carried in the sedan chair, companion of the house; all found in situ in mastaba of Seneb. Seated family group statue (Cairo JE 51280) of Seneb (depicted as a dwarf, and identified as [wr-a xrp dngw sSrw smr Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr Ddfra Hm-nTr WADt Hm-nTr kA wr xnt sTpt xrp Hwwt mw Hm-nTr kA mrHw xrp aprw ksw] he who is carried in the sedan chair, director of dwarfs in charge of dressing, companion, priest of Khufu and Djedefre, priest of Wadjet, priest of the Great Bull foremost of Setjpet, director of the estates of water, priest of the Merhu bull, director of crews of the kesu-ships), his wife Senetites, and two children; found in situ in stone box (Cairo JE 51281) in mastaba of Seneb serdab (north of north false door). Base fragment of granite statue (Hildesheim 3132) inscribed for Seneb, identified as [wr-a xrp dngw sSrw Hm-nTr wADt smr xrp hwwt nt Nt] he who is carried in the sedan chair, director of dwarfs in charge of dressing, priest of Wadjet, companion, director of estates of the Red Crown; found in mastaba of Seneb.
  • Senenu (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south inner jamb (third register, figure on right, carrying basin and ewer); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Senetites (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Seneb (owner of Seneb, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Seated family group statue (Cairo JE 51281) of Seneb, his wife Senetites, and two children; found in situ in stone box (Cairo JE 51281) in mastaba of Seneb serdab (north of north false door). North false door inscribed for Senetites, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith; also appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (second register, seated holding lotus); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb.
  • Shedi (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south inner jamb (top register, first figure on right, supporting carrying chair); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Tefi (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (third register, figure in middle, carrying large jar); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Wennen (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (bottom register, figure on left, carrying beer jar); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Wep (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, north inner jamb (third register, figure on right, carrying haunch of meat on tray and bird on spit); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).
  • Weri (in Seneb)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on false door (Cairo JE 51297) inscribed for Seneb, south inner jamb (top register, third figure from right, carrying walking stick and garment bag); found in situ in mastaba of Seneb (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker).

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.
  • Slawomir Rzepka

    • Type Attested
    • Nationality & Dates