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Limestone door jamb: E.SS.77

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Current Location: Gallery 20

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Limestone door jamb

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Description

Right thickness and jamb, with man and woman seated, inscription continues around edge onto side. From the tomb of Minnefer, a royal official. It is unusual because it records the name of Minnefer's son, Hetepniptah, which is the name of the owner of another tomb close by. There are very few examples where a relationship between tomb owners can be established at such an early date.

Measurements and weight

Length: 64.8 cm
Width: 47 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown

Dating

5th Dynasty
Old Kingdom
-2504 BC - -2347 BC

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.SS.77
Primary reference Number: 63448
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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