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St. New York, MET Accession Number 14.7.11

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Inventory Number St. New York, MET Accession Number 14.7.11
Current Location New York, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Koptos (Qbṱ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Mohareb Todrous
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Luxor
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1914 and 1914


Object Type stela
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The left as well the lower part are missing.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The lower part of the columns, the second part of the line, large part of the fifth and sixth column, and at least one further column are missing.
Script, Primary Hieroglyphs
Language, Primary Old Egyptian
Comments on Text Layout "The labeling of the text as a royal decree appears in the Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period in reversed orientation, as if continued by the king's name, but nevertheless directed at the addressee." (According to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2000-2018), Decree)
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 1
Quantity of Columns 6


Text Content

Modern Title decree of King Neferkauhor, inserrting a governor
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | administrative document
Summary of Content "This stone preserves a decree of king Neferkauhor appointing Idy, nomarch of Coptos, as Governor of Upper Egypt from Elephantine at the southern border with Nubia to Hu somewhat north of Coptos. This probably occurred when Shemay, Idy's father, became vizier." (According to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2000-2018), Decree)
Location of Composition Koptos (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures

side 1

IḤr Nṯr.j-bꜣ.w nswt ḏs r-gs ḫtm ꜣbd 2 pr.t sw 20
1ḥꜣ.tj-ꜥ jm.j-rꜣ-ḥm.w-nṯr Jdy
IIjw=k m ḥꜣ.tj-ꜥ (j)m(.j)-rꜣ-šmꜥ.w (j)m(.j)-rꜣ-ḥm.w-nṯr m šmꜥ.w pw n.tj
IIIḥr=k ḫnt.j-m Tꜣ-stj mḥ.t m Bꜣ.t jrr ḥꜣ.tj-ꜥ (j)m(.j)-rꜣ-ḥm.w-nṯr ḥr.jw-tp
IVḥqꜣ.w-njw.t n.tjw jm ẖr.j-ḥr=k m wḥm jt=k jt-nṯr
Vmr.j-nṯr jr.j-p.t (j)m(.j)-rꜣ-njw.t ṯꜣ.tj (j)m(.j)-rꜣ-sẖꜣ.ww-ꜥ-nswt
8 Šmꜣj

I1According to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2000-2018), Decree. The Horus Netjeribau 2i. e. king Neferkauhor, the king himself (was) by the sealing (on) second month [of the peret-season, day 20]
1royal decree (to) the mayor, [overseer of ḥm-nṯr-priests, Idy]:
4You are mayor, overseer of Upper Egypt, overseer of ḥm-nṯr-priests in this Upper Egypt [which is]
5before you, from Taseti and as north as Bat, acting as mayor. Overseer ḥm-nṯr-priests, chief lectors,
6(and) town-chiefs, who are there, (shall be) under your supervision, repeating 3i. e. succeeding your father [the god's father]
7God's [beloved], the nobleman, overseer of the town [///] [vizier], overseer of scribes of the king's documents,
8[///] Shemay [///]

1 According to: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2000-2018), Decree.
2 i. e. king Neferkauhor
3 i. e. succeeding

Places (read out from edition)
  • šmꜥ.w (places.xml#r137)
  • Tꜣ-stj (places.xml#s159)
  • ḥr.jw-tp (places.xml#231)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    20085 man Idy Jdy pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    08th dynasty reign of Neferkauhor;




    DatasetID 310580
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Martina Grünhagen, Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310580 (= St. New York, MET Accession Number 14.7.11), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen, Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.