File Petrie MSS 5.2 - Album 2 - Deshasheh

11 - S. wall - Tomb of Shedu. 21 - Anta + Min·mert [published as Mert·min] 70 - Pottery from tombs (V dyn) 48 - Nenkheftka + his wife - No 6 59 - Painted wood headrest + two pairs of wooden models of sandals from tomb of Mera 25 - Siege of town of Sati - Tomb of Anta 67 - Mason's mallet 1 - Deshasheh Hill from South. 15 - List of offerings - Tomb of Shedu. 41 - Nenkheftek [D35A:n-(x*t):f-k] by the side of his father on No 39-40 74 - Ali 22 - Top of 23 [Inscription in recess - Tomb of Anta] 4 - Profile of (Hill of Nos 1-2) hills from North. 18 - S. wall - Tomb of Anta 30 and 31 - Statue of Nenkheftka. No 1 - [D35A:n-(x*t):f-kA] 8 - Scene of servants cooking. - Façade of Tomb of Shedu. 56 - Same as 55 [painted board from the tomb of Mera], from a coloured copy 38 - Head of No 35-6 3 - Profile of successive cliffs, from S. 45 - Nenkheftka + his wife. No 5 - Nefersems [published as Neferseshems] - [F35-s-T31-s] 63 - Workman's basket + cords, left behind when digging a tomb. 42 - Figure of Nenkheftka - No 4 53 - Granaries painted on coffin of Mera [mr-r-i] - from coloured copy 71 - Pottery from tombs (V dyn) 35 - Statue of Nenkheftka - No 2 60 - Wooden Headrests. 12 - SW wall - | - Recess - Tomb of Shedu 77-80 -  Ebony statuette of a negress, found at Thebes [and purchased. The finest Egyptian wood-c... 68 - Jar found set in the ancient chip steps[?] by the entrance to tomb of Anta 49 - Same as 48 [Nenkheftka and his wife]
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Petrie MSS 5.2


Album 2 - Deshasheh


  • 1897 (Creation)

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-Album titled 'Deshasheh 1897' containing photographs from Petrie's excavations at Deshasheh in 1897.
-The introduction on the third page reads: 'Deshaheh is a village on the western edge of the Nile Valley, about twenty miles south of the entrance to the Fayum. At about two miles back in the desert is a low range of cliffs about 80 ft high. The southernmost end of these cliffs is an isolated hill which contains the inscribed tomb of Anta and many unnamed tomb pits; the cliffs for half a mile north of this are pierced with many more tombs, and contain another inscribed tomb, of Shedu. A serdab of a great mastaba, now destroyed, contained the series of statues of Nenkheftka. While in the hill above was the tomb and coffin inscribed of his son Nenkheftek. The excavations were made in Feb. and March 1897 for the Egypt Exploration Fund. / W.M. Flinders Petrie. / The whole cemetery is of about the Vth dynasty 3600 BC.'
-The final 2 pages of photographs in the album (Petrie MSS 5.2.77-85) are of a statuette now in London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, 14210.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

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-Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Deshasheh 1897 (1898) (OEB 147006).
-See TopBib iv.121-123.

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