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Limestone statue of a man, seated, with large wig. Inscribed [GLYPHS] [rX nswt mr-nswt] "royal acquaintance Mernisut."


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    G 1301
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    58 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Owner
    Mernisut (G 1301)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1905.
  • Remarks
    RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_VII_Sp110LR; RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Andrew Reisner; Mernisut (G 1301); RELATED SITE(S): G 1301

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1301

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Mernisut (G 1301)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1301. Architrave and false door inscribed for Mernisut; also appears in chapel relief; limestone seated statue (Cairo JE 37713) and limestone window (Cairo JE 37728) inscribed for Mernisut; identified as [rx nswt wab nswt nxt-xrw n Snwt n Xnw sHD jrjw-xt Snwt n Xnw sHD jrjw-mDAt n aw nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, strong-of-voice of the granary of the Residence, inspector of custodians of property of the granary of the Residence, inspector of archivists of the royal documents; (west wall of chapel = Detroit Institute of Arts 71.292) found in situ in G 1301, statue and window found in G 1301.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1