Skip to main content

Mummy of Setka, found in coffin EMC_JE_49696


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Human remains
  • Findspot
    Setka & Ptahhetep, shaft S 890, burial chamber
  • Material
    Human remains, linen
  • Dimensions
    1.7 m
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Individual - Modern
    Douglas Erith Derry, British, 1874–1961
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Individual - Ancient
    Setka (Setka & Ptahhetep)
  • Notes
    From excavations of Hermann Junker, 1925-1926. "Taken apart and examinied by Prof. D. Derry in March 1931. The bones and some other substances packed in a box."
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Hermann Junker; Setka (Setka & Ptahhetep); Douglas Erith Derry; RELATED SITE(S): Setka & Ptahhetep; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_X_Sp270LR; KHM_AEOS_II_2677

Tombs and Monuments 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Setka (Setka & Ptahhetep)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner (along with Ptahhetep) of Setka & Ptahhetep (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Father of Ptahhetep. Two false doors inscribed for Setka, identified as [sAb jmj-r sSw wDa-mdw sStA n Hwt-wrt xrp sSw m DADAt wrt] juridicial overseer of scribes of the secret judgements of the Great Court, director of scribes of the Great Jury; also appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, seated at offering table [depicted twice, facing himself]); in situ in mastaba of Setka & Ptahhetep, chapel of Setka. Probable son of Nefer [I] (owner of G 4761, occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Nefer [I], (chapel entrance west door jamb; east wall, south end), identified as [sAb sHD sSw] juridicial inspector of scribes; in situ in G 4761.

Modern People

  • Douglas Erith Derry

    • Type Individual - Modern
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1874–1961
    • Remarks Anatomist and anthropologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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