lunes, 22 de agosto de 2016

The Mastaba (G2196) of Iasen

The niche
This represents the only chapel of the monument, measuring 1.0m wide, 1.6m in depth and 1.5m in height. At the rear is a false door which includes, over the central opening, a panel surmounted by a roller. Again there are no inscriptions (see cm-59).
• The wall situated to the left (see cm-60) includes a legal text, the declaration of a testamentary decree, engraved in rather rough hieroglyphs. It mentions someone called Neferhotep and his descendants as persons in charge of the funeral cult which includes the reversion of the offerings from mastaba G5170 of the vizier Sechemnefer III, specifying that no one can modify these arrangements. It would seem that this text was destined to be longer.
The text : "The royal wab-priest, priest of Menkaure, overseer of the Ka-priests, Penmeru. He says: 'as for what concerns (my) brother of (my) funerary estate, Neferhotep, and those who will be born to him by father or mother, they are the Ka-priest of (my) funeral estate, for the invocatory offerings in the tomb of (my) funerary estate which is the necropolis of Akhet-Khufu, as they bring the reversionary offerings of my lord, the vizier Seshemnefer (III). Him (product) of 1 khat field [that I gave to him] as well as to his children. I have not empowered any persons to have authority over it, nor to any (of my) children to have authority". It seems that the following last two lines have been added as a codicil after the marriage of Penmeru to Merytites: "I have not given power to any son (of mine) nor any descendent (of mine) to have authority. He should give 5 pieces of this land to serve as the invocation offering of the king’s acquaintance, Merytites.".
The Mastaba (G2196) of Iasen

The Mastaba (G2196) of Iasen


Diet." The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press, 390-395.
Salima Ikram

A funerary model of a bakery and brewery,

A funerary model of a bakery and brewery, dating the 11th dynasty, circa 2009-1998 B.C. Painted and gessoed wood, originally from Thebes

Alulu beer receip

Alulu beer receipt – This records a purchase of "best" beer from a brewer, c. 2050 BC from the Sumerian city of Umma in ancient Iraq
Sumerian tablet created during the 45th year of the reign of Shulgi, the King of Ur, in 2050 BC. It is a dated and signed receipt written by a scribe called Ur-Amma for the delivery of beer, by a brewer named Alulu. The text translates as "Ur-Amma acknowledges receiving from his brewer, Alulu, 5 sila (about 4 1/2 liters) of the 'best' beer."

domingo, 21 de agosto de 2016

The tomb of Pennut

In the register underneath is found beneath the divine triad, Pennut and the "Supervisor of the granaries, Penre"; the latter is responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of the statue’s maintenance.
Under Ptah and Thoth, two women are visible, which belong to a scene located on the east wall.
 The tomb of Pennut

Stela of Amenyseneb

Stela of Amenyseneb, mentioning Ankhu in the text
XIII dynasty

viernes, 19 de agosto de 2016

El Himno Caníbal (TP 273-274) y su significación en el contexto imaginario de África.

El Himno Caníbal (TP 273-274)
y su significación en el
contexto imaginario de África.
Un acercamiento a la
problemática de su literalidad
o simbolismo.
Bonanno, Mariano