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Title:

Limestone pyramidion

Category:

architectural element

Name:

pyramidion

Date:

circa 1295 B.C. circa 1186 B.C.

Period(s):

New Kingdom; Nineteenth Dynasty

Description:

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.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Find Spot:

Thebes ? Egypt

Technique:

carved

Material:

limestone

Dimension(s):

depth, 34, cm
height, 47.5, cm
width, 34, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1827; Peacock, G. (Very Revd Dean of Ely)

Inscription(s):

inscription; east face, central column; incised; wsir mnw-m-Hb
inscription; east face, in front of each baboon; incised; dwA
inscription; south face; incised; wsir [mnw]-m-Hb
inscription; west face, above deceased; incised; wsir mnw-m-Hb
inscription; west face, in front of deceased; incised; dwA ra-Hr-Axty m nbi.f
inscription; north face; incised; wsir mnw-m-Hb mAa-xrw

Documentation:

Budge, E.A. Wallis. 1893. Catalogue of the Egyptian collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Lieblein, J.. 1892. Dictionnaire de noms hiéroglyphiques en ordre généalogique et alphabétique. Supplément.
2371

Rammant-Peeters, A.. 1983. Les Pyramidions Egyptiens du Nouvel Empire.p. 8-9

Porter, Bertha. Moss, Rosalind L.B.. Burney, Ethel W.. Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings. Vol.1, The Theban necropolis. Part 1, Private tombs.p. 836
2nd edition

Accession:

Object Number: E.1.1827
(Antiquities)
(record id: 49038; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/49038