The Biographical Inscription of Ptahshepses from Saqqara: A Newly Identified Fragment *

@article{Dorman2002TheBI,
  title={The Biographical Inscription of Ptahshepses from Saqqara: A Newly Identified Fragment *},
  author={P. Dorman},
  journal={The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology},
  year={2002},
  volume={88},
  pages={110 - 95}
}
  • P. Dorman
  • Published 2002
  • Art
  • The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
A limestone block in the collection of the Oriental Institute Museum (OIM 11048), can now be identified as belonging to the niched chapel wall of Ptahshepses in The British Museum (BM EA 682), known for its biographical text recounting the life of this priestly official under successive reigns during the Fourth and Fifth Dynasties. The OIM block supplies the names of two additional kings, Userkaf and Sahure, to the Ptahshepses inscription, the former of whom is the ruler who gave his daughter… Expand
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