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the tomb of a court official from ancient Egypt. It was erected
during the 5th Dynasty in the Old Kingdom during the reigns of
Djedkare Isesi and Unas (ca. 2381 BC to 2323 BC) at in the
necropolis of Saqqara, north of Pharaoh Djoser's Step Pyramid and
about 30 kilometers south of Giza, Egypt. It was discovered in
1907, purchased from the Egyptian government in 1913 and given to
the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United
States of America by Edward S. Harkness.Perneb was a court official
in the royal household who had a role in the robing and crowning of
the king. His name means "my Lord has come forth to me." His tomb
was attached to that of the vizier Shepsesre, who may have been
Perneb's father. The Tomb of Perneb consists of an underground
burial chamber and a limestone mastaba above ground. The mastaba is
divided into decorated main offering chapel and a secondary
offering chamber with a separate entrance.
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