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Granite offering table, of unusual size and shape. On top, represntation of Seneb seated at offering table. Photograph: yes.


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Offering tables and basins
  • Findspot
    Seneb, in burial chamber before false door
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    H 1.46 m
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Catalogue General number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Owner
    Seneb (Seneb)
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    From excavations of Hermann Junker, 1927; registered in JE December 11, 1927.
  • Remarks
    RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_XI_Sp010-011LR; EMC_CG_057024-057049_sp002; EMC_CG_057024-057049_sp012; EMC_CG_057024-057049_sp044; EMC_SR2.12_sp022LR; RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Hermann Junker; Seneb (Seneb); RELATED SITE(S): Seneb; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_CG_57026; EMC_SR_2/14826

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • Seneb

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Giza V, p. 6, 100-102, pl. VII c, b, xvii, and Abt 28

People 2

Ancient People

  • 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.

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