Penmeru: Director of the Dining Pavilion – 1

A number of very interesting features are associated with the mastaba of Penmeru in the Western Cemetery at Giza.  This is just a preliminary blog; I will be following with entries about his mastaba. Below is one of the statue groups of Penmeru and his family.  In this grouping he is shown two times, together with his wife, who is to the far right.  Two children are by his legs.

The two statues of Penmeru shown here is a method of displaying likenesses of a tomb owner several times – and there has been quite a lot of discussion about the multiple figures of the tomb’s primary person.  There are also several other statues of Penmeru from the same tomb and I will talk about them in a later blog.

In this entry, just note the multiple titles that he held – and particularly the title “director of the dining pavilion,” which appears in several other mastabas of the Old Kingdom.

Penmeru (2x(, his wife and his two children.  Source: Boston Museum of Fine Arts pseudo statue

Penmeru (2x), his wife and his two children. Source: Boston Museum of Fine Arts pseudo statue

Penmeru

  • 1. jmy-rA Hm(w)-kA, “overseer of ka-priests.”
  • Niche. 2. wab nswt, “king’s weeb-priest.
  • Niche. 3. rx nswt, ”royal acquaintance.” Statues 1, 2.
  • 4. Hm-nTr Mn-kAw-Ra, ”priest of Mycerinus.”
  • Niche, 5. xrp sH, “director of the dining pavilion,” (Statues 1 and 2)
Description Painted limestone pseudo-group statue depicting two figures of Penmeru, his wife Meretites, his son Seshemnefer, and his daughter Neferseshemes from G 2197, serdab S (detail of text, niche face, lower proper right): MFA 12.1484
Photographer: Peter Der Manuelian
Advertisements

About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
This entry was posted in Cuisine, Egypt-Ancient, Giza, History-Ancient, Looting and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Penmeru: Director of the Dining Pavilion – 1

  1. Pingback: Penmeru: Director of the Dining Pavilion – 2 | DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s