|Perneb in hieroglyphs|
Lord of (his) house
Son of the king
Priest of Sopdu
Perneb's name is preserved on several clay seals found in the gallery tomb B at Saqqara, which is attributed to two kings (pharaohs) at the same time (king Hotepsekhemwy and king Raneb). This circumstance lead to disputes about the family origin of Perneb; it cannot be said for sure whose son he exactly was.
Perneb became known for a very rare and unusual title: he was priest of Sopdu, a deity which was rarely named in early Egypt. His cult center was somewhere in the eastern Nile delta at a city called Iptjw. The exact geographical position of this town is not known. It is also unknown where Perneb was interred.
- Toby A. H. Wilkinson: Early dynastic Egypt: Strategy, Society and Security. Routledge, London u. a. 1999, ISBN 0-415-18633-1, p. 296.
- Peter Kaplony: Inschriften der Ägyptischen Frühzeit. Volume 3, (= Ägyptologische Abhandlungen vol. 8). Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1963, ISBN 3-447-00052-X, p. 96 as Obj. 367.