Tomb Doorjamb of Ptahshepses



Carved limestone doorjamb from the tomb chapel of Ptahshepses (whose name means 'Ptah is a noble') who was a member of a family of priests from the city of Memphis. Ptahshepses was 'greatest of the directors of craftsmen' and held a range of other titles including ones relating to the funerary cults of kings Unas and Teti. The doorway consists of an inscribed lintel in four pieces, with some fragments missing) an incomplete drum with titles (55.67a); 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.