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Tuesday, February 20, 1912 (continued)

[G 2184 (continued)]
titles. Inside the jamb on the west side (J.W.) is a fine relief of the father [Kanefer] and mother [Nuut] of the owner [Akhmerutnisut], while on the east (J.E.) the owner himself and his wife [Nefretsedjemet]. He is Mer-iahu (Dr. Junker) and was chief overseer of the king's gardens. The modeling of the male figure on J.E. is especially fine, the features being perfect. In the room (2) the walls are painted, and not in relief. On the east side in top row are several boats with rowers below men fishing; then birds and then a row of dancing girls. Below the wall is damaged, but a cartouche of Khufu is clear. Very little remains on south wall except a wide horizontal band of ornament. On W.1. especially on inside of niche above statue are cattle scenes, the best preserved being a milking scene, the young calf being kept away from its mother by a slave, while a seated slave milks the cow into a large jar. Above are various exquisitely drawn insects, grasshoppers, wasps, etc.
On 59 similar farm scenes are depicted, cattle being bound with ropes, etc. Down either side of the door to 3, which was blocked up, is an inscription duplicating that

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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
    02/20/1912
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)
    Kanefer (in G 2184)
    Nefretsedjemet (in G 2184)
    Nuut (in G 2184)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2184. Limestone seated statue (MFA 12.1482) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [rx nswt smr jmj-r st n xntjw-S n pr-aA] royal acquaintance, companion, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found in situ in G 2184 inner room of chapel. North and south false doors and architrave in west wall of interior chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; in situ in G 2184 (interior chapel previously blocked by later phases of construction). False door in niche (blocking entrance to interior chapel) in west wall of inner room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; found in situ in G 2184. Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from this false door; found displaced. South false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; west and south walls (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Architectural elements (drum lintel and jambs of entrance to inner room of chapel) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA wab nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House, royal wab-priest; also appears in chapel relief (east door jamb of entrance to inner room of chapel, west wall of outer room of chapel, identifying inscriptions not preserved in all cases); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Fragments of displaced door frame (MFA 47.1886 + MFA 47.1887 + MFA 47.1888 + MFA 47.1889 + MFA 47.1890 + MFA 47.1891 + MFA 47.1892 + MFA 47.1893 + MFA 47.1894) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House. Fragment of displaced lintel (MFA 47.1895) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA nb jmAx xr nb=f wab nswt rx nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of royal authorizations of the Great House, possessor of reverence before his lord, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance. Limestone offering basin (36-10-4) made from lintel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused in G 2421 X. Roth (Mummies & Magic, p. 87) suggests: "If this lintel was not taken from the tomb of the elder [Akhmerutnisut] (there is no obvious place in that tomb to restore it), it may have been taken from a lost chapel built by his son."
  • Kanefer (in G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Father ([jt=f] his father) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). North and south false doors on east face of mastaba: north false door inscribed for Kanefer and his wife Nuut, south false door (consists of only crossbar = lower lintel and drum lintel) inscribed for Kanefer, identified on both as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2184 (previously covered by two later phases of construction, first by painted mud plaster wall, and later by limestone wall of relief = west wall of outer room of chapel). North false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Kanefer and Nuut and appears with Nuut on west door jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall of outer room; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Nefretsedjemet (in G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief in outer room (west wall relief between false doors, and east jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Also appears in chapel wall painting in inner room (west wall, south side of false door niche); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping). Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from false door in niche in west wall of inner room; found displaced. Name only originally preserved on inner room wall painting and partially on displaced block from false door.
  • Nuut (in G 2184)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). North false door on east face of mastaba inscribed for Kanefer and his wife Nuut; Nuut identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith; in situ in G 2184 (previously covered by two later phases of construction, first by painted mud plaster wall, and later by limestone wall of relief = west wall of outer room of chapel). North false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Kanefer and Nuut and appears with Kanefer on west door jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall of outer room; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.

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.