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Red granite sarcophagus, decorated with palace facade and inscribed for Werirni, identified as [jrj-pat xtmw-bjtj mdw Hp sAw nxn r p nb smr watj HAtj-a jmj js Hrj-tp nxb Hrj-tp DAt] hereditary prince, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt, herdsman of Apis, guardian of Nekhen, mouth of every Butite, sole companion, count, councillor, chief of Nekheb, supervisor of the wardrobe; with skin of cat (panther?) in relief on lid

Details

  • ID
    GEM_14908
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Coffins and sarcophagi
  • Findspot
    Werirni
  • Material
    Granite
  • Dimensions
    GEM: 78.5 x 96.0 x 221.5 cm; JE: L 2.2 x W .96 x H .82 m
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_48078
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/14677
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Owner
    Werirni (Werirni)
  • Excavator
    Service des Antiquités
  • Notes
    From excavations of the Service des Antiquites, February 3, 1924.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Department of Antiquities; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_JE_48078; EMC_SR_2.14677

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • Werirni

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • H. Gauthier, ASAEXXX(1930), 174; Donadoni Roveri Sarcofagi egizi 122-3 [B 32] Tav. xxix [1]

Photos 5

People 1

Ancient People

  • Werirni (Werirni)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Werirni (unnumbered mastaba, located between G 7810 and G 7820, excavated by the Service des Antiquités). Granite sarcophagus (Cairo JE 48078 = CG 6007) inscribed for Werirni, identified as [jrj-pat xtmw-bjtj mdw Hp sAw nxn r p nb smr watj HAtj-a jmj js Hrj-tp nxb Hrj-tp DAt] hereditary prince, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt, herdsman of Apis, guardian of Nekhen, mouth of every Butite, sole companion, count, councillor, chief of Nekheb, supervisor of the wardrobe; from shaft of mastaba of Werirni.

Institutions 1

  • Service des Antiquités

    • Type Excavator
    • Remarks Egyptian antiquities service; precursor to Supreme Council of Antiquities.