Stela of [Penre], Overseer of Works (Oxford AN 1894.106d)(Object ID RDE76RKRR5DD3ELY5RL7S6WSVY)

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Data type: (not specified)

Object type: rundbogige Stele

Materials: Kalkstein

Dimensions (H×W(×D)): 94+x × 87 × 12 cm

Condition: fragmentarisch

  • Finding place

    • Koptos
      Certainty: certain
      Is the original place of use: Yes
      Comment on this place: Coptos, found at the rear of the temple of Thutmose III, ‘a little east’ of a doorjamb of Senwosret I; Petrie recorded two such doorjambs (1896, 11), one in limestone, forming what Petrie concluded was part of the east door of the temple, and another in granite to the south-east of this one. Both are indicated on the plan on pl. 1, with the limestone designated here as ‘Usertasen jamb’ so perhaps this is the jamb meant when indicating the location of the stela. Petrie concluded (1896, 16; PM V, 129) that the stela had been moved during Ptolemaic remodelling of the site and was dumped in clean sand at the back of the temple. Petrie’s journal for the excavations records the stela, but gives no further details of its findspot (Petrie MSS 1.12 - Petrie Journal 1893 – 1894, p. 46 <accessed 18 December 2020>).

Current location

  • Ashmolean Museum
    Inventory no(s).: 1894.106d
    Is at this location: Yes
    Comment on this place:
    Gift of the Manchester cotton magnate Jesse Haworth (1835-1921) and the collector Henry Martyn Kennard (1833-1911), who sponsored Petrie's excavations (Whitehouse 2009, xv and 88).

Comment on dating:

  • Ramesses II (with his cartouches) is depicted in front of the barque of Isis.

Owner: Privatperson


  • - PM V, 129
  • - W.M.F. Petrie, Koptos, London 1896, 15–16, pl. XIX upper [F, Ü probably by Griffith]
  • - Ch. Nims, A Stele of Penre, Builder of the Ramesseum, in: MDAIK 14, 1956, 146–149 (here: 147–148, checked by Barns) [Ü]
  • - KRI III, 270, 10–271, 14 [H]
  • - M. Valloggia, Recherche sur les “messagers” (wpwtyw) dans les sources égyptiennes profanes, Genève 1976, 136–137 (no. 84) [Ü of B.16-18]
  • - S. Gohary, The remarkable career of a police officer, in: ASAE 71, 1987, 97–100 [Ü,K]
  • - P.R.S. Moorey, Ancient Egypt, 2nd ed., Oxford 1988, 28 and 34, fig. 20 [*P]
  • - J.-Cl. Goyon, Penrê, conducteur des travaux au Ramesseum, et son étrange histoire, in: Memnonia 1, 1990/1991, 53–65 (here: 59–61) [Ü]
  • - M. Römer, Gottes- und Priesterherrschaft in Ägypten am Ende des Neuen Reiches (ÄAT 21), Wiesbaden 1994, 480–481 [U,Ü,K, extracts]
  • - K.A. Kitchen, Ramesses II, His Contemporaries. Vol. III of Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated and Annotated. Translations, Oxford 2000, 192–193 [Ü]
  • - E. Frood, Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt (Writings from the Ancient World 26), Atlanta 2007, 192–195 (no. 37) with fig. 11 and 250-251 (notes) [F from Petrie, *Ü, *K]
  • - H. Whitehouse, Ancient Egypt and Nubia in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 2009, 87–89, no. 47 (colour photograph on p. 88) [P].

File protocol

  • - Elizabeth Frood, Transcription, translation, metadata, notes (data entered by P. Dils), 03.12.2020
  • - Peter Dils, Lemmatisation, grammatical encoding and hieroglyphs according to the transcription and translation by Frood, 04.12.2020

Author(s): Elizabeth Frood; with contributions by: Peter Dils
Data file created: 12/04/2020, latest revision: 01/21/2021
Editorial state: Verified

Please cite as:

(Full citation)
Elizabeth Frood, with contributions by Peter Dils, "Stela of [Penre], Overseer of Works (Oxford AN 1894.106d)" (Object ID RDE76RKRR5DD3ELY5RL7S6WSVY) <>, in: Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae, Corpus issue 18, Web app version 2.1.2, 11/24/2023, ed. by Tonio Sebastian Richter & Daniel A. Werning on behalf of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert & Peter Dils on behalf of the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig (accessed: xx.xx.20xx)
(Short citation), in: Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae (accessed: xx.xx.20xx)