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The stucco was very perishable and in few cases was it preserved to any height or over any large portion of a wall. Thus no details of any decoraction could be made out except on the large stone offering room of Sneferu-hotep (G 3008). In G 3024 were traces of color on the walls. The usual form of wall decoration was according to G 3008 and well known from examples elsewhere (for example the Queen's pyramid temple of Mykerinos) was a dado about 60-100 cm. high of black. Above this the walls were white with sometimes a smaller band of yellow with narrow black edgings just above the dado. The offering scenes were in color drawn in first with red. Human figures were drawn in according to certain rules and with certain proportions, which were marked out by horizontal red lines. In the offering room of Sneferu-hotep was a good example of the method (Fig. 2). On the west wall registeres 3, 4 and 5 contained

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Sneferuhetep (G 3008)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 3008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3024

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Sneferuhetep (G 3008)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3008. South false door inscribed for Sneferuhetep, also appears in chapel wall painting, east, south, and west walls, identified as [rx nswt sS nswt sHD wabw xa-snfrw wr mDw Sma Hrj-sStA n nTr=f Hrj-sStA m kAt sxt] royal acquaintance, royal scribe, inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Snefru, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, secretary of his god, secretary of works in the field; in situ in G 3008. Fragment of door jamb (UPM_E13543) inscribed for Sneferuhetep, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in debris of shaft G 3008 C, originally from door to offering room.

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.