About this object

Carved limestone doorway lintel and drum 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 of the two houses (i.e., high priest of Ptah).

The doorway consists of an inscribed lintel in four pieces (with some fragments missing) and an incomplete drum (55.67a); and part of 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
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Saqqara
  • Date made
    2345 BC - 2323 BC (Dynasty 6) about
  • Materials
  • 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: Memphite Necropolis: Saqqara
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    804 mm x 303 mm x 2420 mm x 522 kg
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector); William MacGregor ( Collector, previous owner); University of Liverpool ( Previous owner)

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Previous owners

  • University of Liverpool

    Owned from: 1904
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: 2000
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William MacGregor

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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