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Wood coffin of Seshathetep, with six panels of palace facade on each of the long sides and two on the ends

Details

  • ID
    EMC_JE_49695
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Coffins and sarcophagi
  • Findspot
    G 5150, NW shaft
  • Material
    Wood
  • Dimensions
    L 2.09 x W 0.855 x H 0.98 m
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/1640
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4 - Dynasty 5
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Owner
    Seshathetep Heti (G 5150)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Notes
    From excavations of Hermann Junker, 1925-1926.
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Hermann Junker; Seshathetep Heti (G 5150); RELATED SITE(S): G 5150; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_X_Sp270LR; KHM_AEOS_II_5194; KHM_AEOS_II_5195; KHM_AEOS_II_2726; KHM_AEOS_II_2727; KHM_o_neg_nr_0485

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 7

People 2

Ancient People

  • Seshathetep Heti (G 5150)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5150. Seshathetep, called Heti. Chapel entrance lintel and door jambs, and north and south false doors inscribed for Seahathetep; also appears in chapel relief (west, north, south, and east walls); identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f smr xrp aH wt jnpw Xrj-Hb wr mDw Sma rx nswt Hrj-sStA kAt nb nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt] king's son of his body, companion, director of the palace, embalmer of Anubis, lector-priest, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, secretary of all royal works, overseer of all royal works; most in situ in G 5150. Fragmentary limestone standing pair statue of man and woman (KHM Vienna ÄS 7788) inscribed for [sA nswt n Xt=f smsw jrj-pat tAjtj sAb TAtj wr (mDw Sma) wr mAw jwnw xrp tjst bjtj aA dwAw wn r (Hm-nTr) xntjxm Hm-nTr bA n anpt Hm-nTr Hr stX xrp mrwt Sma mHw Hm-nTr BAstt Hm-nTr Ssmtt wa wrw Hb sS mDAt-nTr smsw snwt jmj-r kAt nbt nswt] eldest king's son of his body, hereditary prince, chief justice and vizier, great one (of the tens of Upper Egypt), greatest of the seers of Iunu, director of the tjst-companions of the king of Lower Egypt, assistant of (the god) Duau, opener of the mouth, (priest of) Khenty-khem, priest of Ba-anpet, priest of Horus and Seth, director of singers of Upper and Lower Egypt, priest of Bastet, priest of Seshmetet, unique one among the great ones of the festival, scribe of the divine book, elder of the snwt-house, overseer of all royal works (names not preserved), possibly representing Seshathetep Heti and his wife, or his parents; found in G 5150 (part of statue found in shaft, part found in serdab). Limestone false door tablet (OIC_E_13546, now in Chicago) of Seshathetep Heti. He and his wife Hepetka(?) sit facing each other over an offering table. Findspot unrecorded, presumably from southern(?) false door.

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