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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 94

Thursday, April 11, 1912 (continued)

[G 2197 (continued)]
chamber is an unusual inscription part of an ancient decree or contract

[GLYPHS]

endowing the foundation by which Pen-meru, apparently a descendant of Nefer-hotep [Neferhetep], claimed the funerary priesthood of Seshem-nefer [Seshemnefer].
Seshem-nefer is the name of the owner of mastaba G 2200 [= G 5080] and of the original of the granite head.

Friday, April 12, 1912

All hands clearing G 2196, G 2197 and to the north and east. The serdab was photographed.

microfilm: end page 94

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
    04/11/1912; 04/12/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Neferhetep (in G 2197)
    Penmeru (G 2197)
    Seshemnefer (in G 2197)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Neferhetep (in G 2197)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Mentioned (without family relationship, if any, indicated) in testamentary decree in tomb of Penmeru (owner of G 2197), south wall of niche, identified as [sn-Dt Hm-kA] brother of the funerary estate, ka-priest; in situ in G 2197.
  • Penmeru (G 2197)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2197. Testamentary decree of Penmeru (south wall of niche), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr mnkAwra jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal wab-priest, priest of Menkaure, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 2197. Limestone triad (MFA 12.1504) representing Penmeru in three Ka forms, identified as [rx nswt xrp sH] royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone pseudo-group statue (MFA 12.1484) depicting two figures of Penmeru, his wife Meretites, his son Seshemnefer, and his daughter Neferseshemes; Penmeru identified as [sHD Hmw-kA rx nswt xrp sH] inspector of ka-priests, royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone standing pair statue (Cairo JE 43753) depicting two figures of Penmeru; statues found in situ in G 2197 serdab.
  • Seshemnefer (in G 2197)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Mentioned in testamentary decree in tomb of Penmeru (owner of G 2197), south wall of niche, identified as [TAtj Tatj sAb] chief justice, vizier; in situ in G 2197. Possibly to be identified as Seshemnefer [III] (owner of G 5170); not to be confused with Seshemnefer (son of Permeru).

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.