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The Inscription of Ptahshepses


The Inscription of Ptahshepses

.... in the time of Menkure; whom he educated among the king's children, in the palace of the king, in the privy chamber, in the royal harem; who was more honored before the king than any child; Ptahshepses.


... in the time of Shepseskaf; whom he educated among the king's children, in the palace of the king, in the privy chamber, in the royal harem; who was more honored before the king than any youth; Ptahshepses ...... His majesty gave to him the king's eldest daughter, Matkha as his wife, for his majesty desired that she should be with him more than with anyone; Ptahshepses.

[Attached to Userkaf, high priest of Memphis,] more honored by the king than any servant. He descended into every ship of the court; he entered upon the ways of the southern palace at all the Feasts-of-the-Coronation; Ptahshepses. [Attached to Sahure, more honored by the king than] any servant; as privy councilor of every work, which his majesty desired to do; who pleased the heart of his lord every day; Ptahshepses.

[Attached to Neferirkere, more honored by the king than] any servant; when his majesty praised him for a thing, his majesty permitted that he should kiss his foot, and his majesty did not permit that he should kiss the ground; Ptahshepses.

[Attached to Neferefre, more honored by the king than] any servant; he descended into the sacred barge at all Feasts-of-the-Appearance; belove of his lord; Ptahshepses.

... attached to the heart of his lord, beloved of his lord, revered of Ptah, doing that which the god desires of him, pleasing every artificer under the king; Ptahshepses.

Sources: James Henry Breasted Ancient Records of Egypt Part I, 256 to 262

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