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January 1, 1913 (continued)

[G 2381 A, continued]
originally on the left side, with the head north, knees slightly bent: but on decaying had fallen slightly over on its back. The position of the feet, however, showed the original position. The head had been supported by an alabaster head-rest, which had fallen over, and the head had at the same time, been broken off. Curiously enough, the lid of the coffin was not fastened in any way to the coffin, by pegging or otherwise, and it is quite possible that this disturbance of the head was caused by the removal of gold from the neck on the departure of the last person in the tomb. In addition to the head-rest, which was in three pieces and had fallen apart, there were two alabaster jars in the corners of the coffin, and in front of the face, a mirror. Along the east side was the upper part of a decayed wooden staff. On the neck was visible a portion of a gold necklace in its original order, and in front of the breast, on the ground, a small flat gold plate, similar to that of G 2381 B. The contents of the coffin were drawn up, and work was then stopped at 5:30 p.m., as it was impossible to photograph the inside of the coffin by flashlight. The coffin had on the lid two lines of inscription, each with [GLYPHS] formula, the first with the titles and name of [GLYPHS] etc., [GLYPHS] [Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy]. The second line, which has been partially erased, contains a similar inscription, except that the title is put: [GLYPHS] etc., and the name is that of a different person: [GLYPHS] [Sabuptah Ibebi]. The east side of the coffin contains a similar offering inscription (with the name of Osiris instead of Anubis) to the two lines on the lid, and with the same differences as the two lines on the lid. Apparently this coffin had first been prepared for Ptah-sebw, and then re-inscribed for Ptah-shepsesy-m-thepy. The coffin had been

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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
    01/01/1913
  • Mentioned on page
    Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy (G 2386/G 2381)
    Sabuptah Ibebi (G 2386/G 2381)
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy (G 2386/G 2381)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of one of two stone built chapels G 2386a or G 2386b, buried in sloping-passage shaft G 2381 A. Merptahankh-meryre, [rn=f nfr] his good name Ptahshepses Impy. Son of Merptahankh-meryre Nekhebu (owner of G 2381). Wood coffin (12-12-575 = MFA 13.3085) inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a sm xrp SnDt nbt Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp jmA-a xtmw-bjtj jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw m prwj jmj-r wabtj] count, sem-priest, director of every kilt, chief lector-priest, gracious of arm, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect in the two houses, overseer of the two wabets; found in situ in G 2381 A. Copper flaring basin (12-12-265 = MFA 13.2940) inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw] count, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect; found in situ in G 2381 A. Wesekh broadcollar (12-12-583 = MFA 13.3086) with terminals inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a jmj-r kAt] count, overseer of works; found (more than one-half intact) in situ in G 2381 A.
  • Sabuptah Ibebi (G 2386/G 2381)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of one of two stone built chapels G 2386a or G 2386b, probably buried in sloping-passage shaft G 2381 C. Sabuptah, [rn=f nfr] his good name Ibebi. Son ([sA=f] his son) of Merptahankh-meryre Nekhebu (owner of G 2381); brother of Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy and Tjemat. Appears in chapel relief possibly from G 2386: two blocks of relief (13-1-556o = MFA 13.4345) depicting portions of three registers of standing male figures (facing right) separated by vertical panels of inscription naming Sabuptah Ibebi, identified as [jmj-r sS prwj sm xrp SnDt nbt smr watj Xrj-Hb xtmw bjtj HAtj-a jmj-r njwt...] overseer of the fowling pond of the two houses, sem-priest, director of every kilt, sole companion, lector-priest, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt, count, overseer of the pyramid town of...; two related fragments (13-1-558dd = MFA 13.5951, MFA 13.5979) depicting portions of male figures wearing long kilts; blocks of relief found displaced in Senedjemib Complex court (G 2382). Also appears in chapel relief in G 2381: scene (13-1-549 = MFA 13.4331) from wall adjoining autobiographical inscription (13-1-547) depicting Nekhebu spear fishing, standing male figure of Sabuptah Ibebi (facing right, on two blocks MFA 13.4331.21 + MFA 13.4331.22) behind figure of Nekhebu, identified as [Xrj-Hb sS pr-mDAT nTr] lector-priest, scribe of the library of the god; blocks of relief found displaced in Senedjemib Complex court (G 2382). Alabaster headrest (12-12-581 = MFA 13.2925) inscribed for Sabuptah Ibebi, identified as [smr watj Xrj-tp nswt mDH nswt qdw m prwj] sole companion, royal chamberlain, royal architect in the two houses; found in burial of Impy in G 2381 A. Wood coffin (12-12-575 = MFA 13.3085) mainly inscribed for Impy, but with short inscription of Ibebi, identified as [smr watj Xrj-Hb mDH nswt qdw m prwj] sole companion, lector-priest, royal architect in the two houses; found in situ in G 2381 A.

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.