About this object

Carved limestone doorjamb from the tomb chapel of Ptahshepses who held the following titles: supervisor of prophets of the pyramid of Teti, prophet of the pyramid of Unas, greatest of controllers of craftsmen (High Priest of Ptah) of the 'two houses' (Upper and Lower Egypt).

The doorway consists of an inscribed lintel in four pieces, with some fragments missing) an incomplete drum with titles; and a doorjamb (55.67b) with a raised relief representation of the deceased and two children.

One of two Old Kingdom monuments from Saqqara given to the University of Liverpool by Revd. William MacGregor on the foundation of the Institute of Archaeology, 1904. It was on loan to the museum from the University of Liverpool 1955 - 2000.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Saqqara
  • Date made
    2345 BC - 2323 BC (Dynasty 6) about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the University of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Saqqara
  • Date collected
    1904
  • Measurements
    890 mm x 404 mm x 170 mm x 120 kg
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector); William MacGregor (Collector, previous owner); University of Liverpool (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Egyptian Antiquities in the Liverpool Museum: a List of the Provenanced Objects

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund
    Publisher: Aris and Phillips Ltd
    Date: 1986
    Description:

  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.

  • Les Mastabas de l'Ancien Empire

    Mariette, Auguste Edouard

    Author: Mariette, Auguste Edouard
    Publisher:
    Date: 1889
    Description:

  • Saqqara Mastabas, Part 1

    Author:
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account. 10th year, 1904. [Publications, 10])
    Date: 1905
    Description:

  • Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume III Part 2 (complete): Memphis. Saqqâra to Dahshûr

    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 Volume III Part 2 (complete). Memphis. Saqqâra to Dahshûr. Hardback, pp. xxxvi + 622 + 36 pp. of maps and plans. (2nd ed.) 2003, unchanged reprint of the 1981 edition in hard cover and reduced format. ISBN 0 900416 238. More information is available online: http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/topbib.html

  • Urkunden des Alten Reichs, part 2

    Sethe, Kurt heinrich

    Author: Sethe, Kurt heinrich
    Publisher:
    Date: 1903
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William MacGregor

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • University of Liverpool

    Owned from: 1904
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 2000
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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