About this object

Rectangular false-door style stela surmounted by a coarse cavetto cornice. Inscribed in sunk relief with two horizontal rows and two vertical columns that give the name of the owner, Horherekhyt-hotep son of Heny. In the centre panel the deceased sits before a table heaped with offerings and underneath are jars of offerings. Below this central scene are two wedjat-eyes and between them is a mirror.

First line: One revered before the Great God, Lord of the sky, Heny's son, Hor…

Second line: One revered before Anubis, Heny's son, Horherekhyt-hetep.

Left line: A boon which the king gives to Anubis, who is in front of the Divine Booth, who is upon his mountain, who is in the Place of Embalming, Lord of the Sacred Land, [for] a goodly burial for the revered one, Heny's son, Horherekhyt-hetep.

Right line: A boon which the king gives to Osiris, Lord of Busiris, Foremost of the Westerners, Lord of Abydos, [that he may give] invocation offerings of bread and beer, oxen and fowl, for the revered one, Heny's son, Horherekhyt-hetep.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 11 - 12) about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the University of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date collected
    1902 - 1904
  • Measurements
    760 mm x 359 mm x 185 mm x 73.5 kg
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Publications

  • Ancient Egyptian Mirrors from the Earliest Times through the Middle Kingdom

    Lilyquist, Christine

    Author: Lilyquist, Christine
    Publisher: Deutscher Kunstverlag
    Date: 1979
    Description:

  • The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt as Illustrated by Tombs of the Middle Kingdom being a Report of Excavations made in the Necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902-3-4.

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd
    Date: 1907
    Description: John Garstang's account of his excavations of the lower cemetery at Beni Hassan during two winter seasons 1902-03 and 1903-04 (250p, 231 b/w illus). A 34 page appendix gives an inventory of most objects found within the tombs and has reference to where some objects were located at the time of publication. Those marked as being at Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology are now either in 2 museums in Liverpool: World Museum or the Garstang Museum of Archaeology.

  • Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume IV: Lower and Middle Egypt. (1st ed.)

    B. Porter and R. L. B. Moss, assisted by E. W. Burney, now edited by J. Malek

    Author: B. Porter and R. L. B. Moss, assisted by E. W. Burney, now edited by J. Malek
    Publisher: Griffith Institute
    Date: 2003
    Description: This is an unchanged reprint of the 1934 edition in soft cover and reduced format. ISBN 0900416 823. More information is available online: http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/topbib.html

Events

  • Liverpool Excavations at Beni Hasan 1902-1904

    Start date: 1902
    End date: 1902
    Description: Excavations directed by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology on behalf of the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee during two winter seasons 1902-03 and 1903-04. In the lower cemetery, below the large rock-cut tombs of the high-officials, 1000 undecorated shaft tombs dating to the early Middle Kingdom contained tomb equipment such as coffins, pottery and wooden funerary models. Garstang's report includes a discussion of the artefacts and detailed descriptions of 4 intact tombs. Also included is a description of some earlier Old Kingdom burials and some tombs of the Third Intermediate Period (and later) at the southern end of the site, near Speos Artemidos (Istabl Antar). The bulk of World Museum's Beni Hasan collection came direct from the university following the end of the excavations and after World War Two to replace those destroyed by enemy action in the war. Some other artefacts came from John Garstang's private collection, Norwich Castle Museum, Wellcome Historical Museum and Rossall School (Fleetwood, Lancashire). Bibliography John Garstang, 'Excavations at Beni Hasan 1902-3'. Man 3 (1903) pp. 97-98 & 129-130. John Garstang, 'Excavations at Beni Hasan in Upper Egypt (Second season)'. Man 4 (1904) pp. 97-99. John Garstang, 'Excavations at Beni Hasan (1902-1903-1904)'. Annales du Service des Antiquities de l’Egypte 5 (1904) pp.215-227;. John Garstang,'The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom; being a report on excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902-3-4. (London, 1907).

Ownership

Previous owners

  • University of Liverpool

    Owned from: 1936
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 2000
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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