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Limestone pyramidion: E.1.1827

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19


Limestone pyramidion




Pyramidion from tomb chapel; east face is decorated with two registers, with the akhet symbol beneath the sky symbol; below is a vertical row of hieroglyphs with a standing baboon on either side worshipping; south, west and north faces show the deceased (facing right on the south and west faces, and facing left on north face); he is kneeling with arms upraised in worship, with texts.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 34 cm
Height: 47.5 cm
Width: 34 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1827) by Peacock, G. (Very Revd Dean of Ely)


New Kingdom
Nineteenth Dynasty
Circa -1295 - Circa -1186

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: wsir mnw-m-Hb
  • Location: East face, central column
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: dwA
  • Location: East face, in front of each baboon
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: wsir [mnw]-m-Hb
  • Location: South face
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: wsir mnw-m-Hb
  • Location: West face, above deceased
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: dwA ra-Hr-Axty m nbi.f
  • Location: West face, in front of deceased
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: wsir mnw-m-Hb mAa-xrw
  • Location: North face
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.1.1827
Primary reference Number: 49038
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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