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Saturday, January 21, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2099
G 2099 a serdab: I (Mohammed S. Ahmed) and W.S. Smith in cleaning and removing the debris from the serdab to expose the statuettes found yesterday, limestone debris, pebble and sand. Cleaned the six statuettes found yesterday and exposed the seventh one between the two boys. All the statuettes in perfect condition, statuettes drawn, photographed and removed to the camp.
1. Seated limestone statuette [39-1-17] with red paint of Ra-ra-Muw [Raramu] priest of Khufuw. Vertical inscription on both sides of figure running down on front of seat and top of base. On right side of seat figure of son [Kahersetef] in fairly high relief with incised inscription above him. On left side of seat figure of daughter [Tjes-tjasef] in sunk relief with incised inscriptions above her.
2. A standing pair statuette [39-1-16] of Ra-ra-Muw [Raramu] and his wife Ankhet.
3. two figures of standing men [39-1-18]. On right Ny-kauw-Ptah [Nikauptah] and on left Ra-ra-Muw [Raramu] and small son Ked-nes between them.
4. Standing figure [39-1-19] of Ka-hr-Iset-f [Kahersetef] inscribed on top of base. On back of support incised titles with name Ked-nes [Kednes] scratched on.

Sunday, January 22, 1939

work on
(1) G 2098 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I Y and room a

(1) G 2098
On top of mastaba. Search for the serdab of the mastaba, limestone debris, rubble, pebble and stones from the casing of the mastaba. Found shafts H and I and no serdab.

G 2098 A: In shaft. Lined above with stones. On south in the shaft is a lining running to north for about 50 cm, and rock cut below. It is north of G 2089 to the east and south of room a. Total depth 4.35 meters, pebble, red debris and potsherds. Chamber on west cut in rock. Blocked with two slabs and bound with mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2098 B: In shaft. Lined with rubble and stones to the bad rock. South of C and southwest of room a. Total depth 2.3 meters, sand, stones and rubble. Chamber on south blocked with rubble without bound. Blocking left for photo.

G 2098 C: In shaft. Lined with stones and ends at bad rock. It is west of room a to north, north of B and south of D. Total depth 2.0 meters, drift sand and stones. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7X.

G 2098 D: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is north of C and south of E. Total depth 1.2 meters, drift sand. Chamber on south built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Two roofing stones destroyed on north. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2098 E: In shaft. Lined with rubble to the bad rock. It is south of D and west of G. Total depth 1.4 meters, red debris, pebble and limestone debris. Chamber on north blocked with three stones on east and with rubble on west and with traces of mud. Blocking left for photo.

G 2098 F: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick topped with rubble on east, with crude brick topped with stones on west, with crude brick on north and with rubble on south. Ends at rock. It is south of G. Total depth 1.5 meters, sand, and dirty debris. Chamber on south built of crude brick but only on south with rubble. Roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 749.

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    01/21/1939; 01/22/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
    William Stevenson Smith, American, 1907–1969
    Ankhet (in G 2099)
    Kahersetef (in G 2099)
    Kednes (in G 2099)
    Nikauptah (in G 2099)
    Raramu (G 2099)
    Tjes-tjaset (in G 2099)
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2098

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2099

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 10

Ancient People

  • Ankhet (in G 2099)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Raramu (owner of G 2099). Limestone standing pair statue (39-1-16 = Toledo 49.4) inscribed for Raramu and Ankhet; found in situ in G 2099 serdab.
  • Kahersetef (in G 2099)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Raramu (owner of G 2099). Limestone standing statue (39-1-19 = MFA 39.831 deaccessioned = Richmond 49.21) inscribed for Kahersetef (back pillar inscribed for Kednes), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw xntj-S] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, palace attendant; also depicted on inscribed seat of limestone seated statue of Raramu (39-1-17 = Toledo 49.5), identified as [wab nswt smr xtrw(?) Hm-nTr xwfw xntj-S] royal wab-priest, companion of the kheteru(?), priest of Khufu, palace attendant; both statues found in situ in G 2099 serdab.
  • Kednes (in G 2099)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Raramu (owner of G 2099). Limestone triad (39-1-18 = Cairo JE 72138) of two men and small boy, Raramu (proper left), Nikauptah (proper right), Kednes (boy, center); Kednes identified as [wab nswt sS] royal wab-priest, scribe; limestone standing statue (39-1-19 = MFA 39.831 deaccessioned = Richmond 49.21) inscribed for Kahersetef, back pillar recut for Kednes, identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu; both statues found in situ in G 2099 serdab.
  • Nikauptah (in G 2099)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone triad (39-1-18 = Cairo JE 72138) of two men and small boy, Raramu (proper left), Nikauptah (proper right), Kednes (boy, center); Nikauptah identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu; found in situ in G 2099 serdab. Roth (Giza Mastabas 6, p. 152) suggests Nikauptah as secondary name for Raramu (owner of G 2099).
  • Raramu (G 2099)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2099. Seated statue (39-1-17 = Toledo 49.5) inscribed for Raramu (with his daughter Tjes-tjaset and his son Kahersetef depicted on sides of seat), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw m swt nb rx nswt jmj-xt xntjw-S pr-aA] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu in all (his) places, royal acquaintance, under-supervisor of palace attendants of the Great House; limestone standing pair statue (39-1-16 = Toledo 49.4) inscribed for Raramu and his wife Ankhet; Raramu identified as [rx nswt wab nswt pr-aA] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest of the Great House; limestone triad (39-1-18 = Cairo JE 72138) of two men and small boy, Raramu (proper left), Nikauptah (proper right), Kednes (boy, center); Raramu identified as [rx nswt jmj-xt pr-aA wab nswt xntjw-S] royal acquaintance, under-supervisor of palace attendants (royal wab-priest) of the Great House (words of titles seem to have been copied slightly out of sequence); statues found in situ in G 2099 serdab.
  • Tjes-tjaset (in G 2099)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Raramu (owner of G 2099). Depicted on inscribed seat of limestone seated statue of Raramu (39-1-17 = Toledo 49.5), identified as [xntt-S] palace attendant; found in situ in G 2099 serdab.

Modern People

  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Translator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • William Stevenson Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1907–1969
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.