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Incised limestone block: this slightly irregular rectangular block is incised on all surfaces with hieroglyphic texts. Along the sides are two dedications to Ptah on behalf of the workman Wennekhu and Hormin. On the upper surface there is a vertical line of text with the name of the workman 'Imn-m-wỉʒ, and on the lower surface is written the name of the outline-draughtsman Pʒ-Rʿ-ḥtp. The block is in good condition apart from slight damage to the bottom text. Considerable traces of red paint remain on the lines bordering the inscriptions. Traces of blue paint can be seen in some of the signs and white paint on the body of the block.
Height: 3.70 centimetres
Length: 11.50 centimetres
Width: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The workman Wennekhu is known from several monuments. He flourished in the early part of the reign of Ramses II and had at least one son called Penpakhenty. A fragment of a coffin from Tomb 290 lacks the name of its owner but mentions his wife Mutaat, his son Hormin, his son Penpa ... and his daughter Wadjyemheb.
G. Maspero, ‘Recueil de Travaux relatifs à la philology et à ‘archéologie égyptiennes et assyriennes 2 (Paris, 1880), 169, 172, 174;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' I (Part 2) (Oxford: Clarendon Press), ii, 740;
K. A. Kitchen, 'Ramesside inscriptions : translated & annotated Translations Vol.3, Ramesses II, his contemporaries' (Oxford, 2000), 726, no. 273(1).
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- Egypt and Sudan
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