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Friday, March 22, 1912 (continued)

[Lepsius 23 = G 2000 (continued)]
extended on the left side head north and two jars (canopic?) one of which is still sealed. It seems incredible that this deep shaft should lead to such a poor burial. There is no stone coffin and the walls of the chamber are not lined with stone as in the case of the smaller mastabas. I do not think that this can be the main burial shaft. In fact it is not exactly in the axis of the mastaba and is very far south of the middle. I hope to find that there is another and a main pit north of this. [ILLUSTRATION].

Professor Naville came to see the excavations.

The space filled with small mastabas between G 2150 and G 2220 is nearly clear. Just against the end of the chapel (mud brick) of G 2150 there is the mud brick chapel of a smaller mastaba [G 2151]. In this were fragments of carved reliefs of white stone. The offering niches (still preserved) of nummulitic limestone show the name of [GLYPHS] [Ptahwer].
This is probably the same "funerary priest Ptah-wer" who is mentioned in the reliefs of Ka-nefer (G 2150).

The mud brick chapel of G 2130 is interesting. The walls are preserved to a height of 50 - 100 cm.
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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
    03/22/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    (Henri) Édouard Naville, Swiss, 1844–1926
    Kanefer (G 2150)
    Ptahwer (G 2151)
    Ptahwer (in G 2150)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2151

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Kanefer (G 2150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2150. North and south false doors inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [jmj-r wpwt smr watj smsw js xrp aH] overseer of commissions, sole companion, elder of the is-chamber, director of the palace]; also appears in interior chapel relief (north, west, south walls), identified as [mdw kA-HD xrp aw xrp tmAtjw smsw js m prwj xrp mrwj nswt jmj-r pHw Hrj-sStA xAswt nbwt] herdsman of the White Bull, director of interpreters, director of bowcase bearers, elder of the is-chamber of the two houses, director of the two canals of the king, overseer of marshlands, master of secrets of every foreign land; in situ in G 2150. Interior chapel entrance door jambs (part of north door jamb: 32-12-8 = MFA 34.57; parts of south door jamb and small section of facade south of interior chapel entrance: 32-12-7 = MFA 34.58), and facade north and south of interior chapel entrance (block from north facade: 32-12-10) inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [Hm-nTr Sbk Sdt sA nswt mdw rxjjt jmj-jb n nTr=f] priest of Sobek of Crocodilopolis, king's son, staff of the commoners, he who is in the heart of his god; in situ in G 2150 (some loose blocks replaced in original position, others removed from site). Displaced lintel, no name preserved but probably belonging to Kanefer, identified as [jmj-r wpwt (smsw js) prwj xrp aw Hrj-sStA xAswt nbwt smr] overseer of commissions, (elder of the is-chamber) of the two houses, director of interpreters, master of secrets of every foreign land, companion; found in street east of G 2150. Drum lintel (Louvre C 155) inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [sA nswt jmj-r wpwt] king’s son, overseer of commissions; findspot unknown, perhaps originally from G 2150.
  • Ptahwer (G 2151)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2151. North and south false doors and offering basin inscribed for Ptahwer, identified (on offering basin) as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; offering basin found in situ in G 2151, false doors still in situ in G 2151. Also appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (upper register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer), and facade face of block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58, including section of facade to south) of interior chapel entrance (top register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified in both places as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; west wall in situ in G 2150, blocks of south door jamb found displaced and removed from site.
  • Ptahwer (in G 2150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (lower register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer), and facade south of entrance of interior chapel (bottom register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified in both places as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2150. Not same individual as owner of G 2151.

Modern People

  • (Henri) Édouard Naville

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Swiss, 1844–1926
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Biblical scholar. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.