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Two limestone false-doors and limestone door-jamb: above door (A) are two palace-façade representations between which is a panel bearing a scene in which Tjetji and his wife Debet are shown seated on either side of an offering-table; the names of standard food- and drink-offerings are written above and below the table. Underneath is part of a single line of text containing the titles and names of Tjetji and Debet. Only the lower parts of the principal side-panels of the door are preserved; they are occupied by standing figures of the the deceased persons. On the left is Tjetji shown wearing full dress with leopard-skin robe, attended by three children; at the top his grandson Ptḥ-wsr, below, his son, Wʒš-Ḫ‘.f-r‘ and, clutching Tjetji's staff, his eldest son, Wr-ỉr.n(ỉ). On the right Debet is shown accompanied by two boys and three women: in front, her son (?) '.....zʒ.f and her grandson Ṯṯỉ-nḏs; behind are two daughters, both called Nfrt-ḥʒ-Ḫ‘.f-r‘, and a granddaughter Wṯzt-kʒw. The whole doorway is carved in very fine, sunk relief with good modelling of the figures, careful forms for the hieroglyphs and fine detail. The surface is much worn and very pitted with small holes; there is some surface deterioration due to salting. Some traces of paint remain: part of the palace-façade detail is picked out in black and red on the right and left at the top; the colours are especially well preserved on the left; the cross-pieces are painted black with red on the intervening surfaces; the wigs of the figures in the top panel retain some black, and there are traces of red on a number of the meat-offerings and on the sliced loaves on the offering-table.
At the top of door (B), two representations of the palace-façade flank a panel bearing seated figures of Tjetji and Debet on either side of an offering-table with the names of conventional offerings written above and below the table. Underneath is a single line of text containing the names and titles of the deceased and his wife. The doorway proper consists of a drum bearing the name and titles of Tjetji and two jambs bearing standing figures of Tjetji and Debet ; in the case of the present monument, however, texts are preserved above the figures giving the full titularies of Tjetji and Debet. On the left jamb Tjetji is shown, dressed less formally, accompanied by three boys: his eldest son Werirny, his son Wash-Khafra, and his grandson Ptahwoser. Only the upper half of the right jamb is preserved; below the six lines of text giving her titles is the top of a figure of Debet who is accompanied by one daughter, Nefret-ha-Khafra. On the outer sides of the jambs are sloping panels bearing representations of tall offering-stands. The whole doorway is carved in very fine, sunk relief with good modelling of the figures, careful forms for the hieroglyphs and fine detail. Some salting has caused surface deterioration on the figure of Tjetji and on parts of the inscriptions. No colour remains.
The jamb comprises a single line of hieroglyphs, cut in careful sunk relief with few details, records the erection of a monument by Tjetji to the memory of his parents. No colour remains.
Width: 208.50 - 218.50 centimetres (false-doors)
Height: 252 centimetres (each false-door)
Height: 246 centimetres (jamb;case)
Width: 22 millimetres (jamb;case)
- Curator's comments
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' III (Oxford: Clarendon Press), p. 66;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' III (2) (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 302.
- On display (G4/B28)
- Door (A): the surface is much worn and very pitted with small holes; there is some surface deterioration due to salting.
Door (B): some salting has caused surface deterioration on the figure of Tjetji and on parts of the inscriptions.
Jamb: good condirion.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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