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Saturday, January 10, 1925 (continued)

(14) G 7102 (continued)
large inscribed facade of a tomb; this facade faced north and is 285 cm in length. Its section is:


two lines of text here (horizontal)

seven horizontal lines of text here, and one vertical, with figure of [GLYPHS] [Idu] at right. He holds the kherep baton in his left hand, and a staff in his right hand. He faces east and stands upright. Body and face red; collar and wrists blue; garment (shenti) yellow.
At the north of facade has appeared an open courtyard, the west and east walls of which are of crude brick. It is filled with Ptolemaic debris, from which came two fragments of an alabaster head of a king (Khufu?), from a life size statue, with a hawk perhaps at back of head as in diorite Khafre statue. Triple pleated headdress.
These fragments belong to those found on the 9th January. The courtyard, at south end, was cleared down sufficiently for us to see a chamber at the south. In looking through the entrance we could see a single chamber with six rock-cut statues (five adult and one child) in the niches in the east wall. These and the scenes around them appear to have very bright colors. On west wall, just inside door, is a list of offerings, in color. A false door is cut into the middle of the west wall. The chamber will be more fully described later. A rough plan of the tomb is given below:

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  • 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
  • Mentioned on page
    Idu (G 7102)
  • Author
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7102

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

People 4

Ancient People

  • Idu (G 7102)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7102. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, statuary), identified variously as [jmj-r Hwt wrt jmj-r sSw mrt xntj-S mnnfr-ppj Xrj tp nswt] overseer of the great chapel, overseer of scribes of the meret-serfs, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Pepi, he who is at the head of the king; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Idu (in G 7101), son of Qar (owner of G 7101). The relationship between Qar and Idu is difficult to determine; it seems certain that they are father and son, but it is not clear which is which since they each have a son named after the other (i.e. Qar has a son named Idu, Idu has a son named Qar). Qar (G 7101) has a sister named Bendjyt who may be identical to Bendjet, a daughter of Idu (G 7102), in which case Idu would be the father of Qar, but this is not at all certain.
  • Khafre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.
  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.

Modern People

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.