University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E16160
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account, 1898


The standing statue of the official Nefershemem comes from his mastaba tomb at the site of El-Kab. The inscription on the statue base reads: The King’s acquaintance, god’s servant priest, Nefershemem. Nefershemem’s tomb was one of a group of Old Kingdom mastabas located in a cemetery beside the ancient town site of Nekheb (El-Kab). The statue probably originally stood inside a serdab (an enclosed statue-shrine) in the mastaba of Nefershemem. The statue’s head was never found.


[Book] Sudan, Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile.. Institut du Monde Arabe. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 46-47View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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