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G 2472 B: Ends at rock. No chamber.

Shaft X [G 2472 X]: Ends at rock. Chamber on south, built of masonry.

Shaft Y [G 2472 Y]: Ends at rock. Chamber on north, built of masonry.

Shaft Z [G 2472 Z]: (?) Cut in rock. Ends at rock? No chamber. In shaft debris faience Bes (?), copper object?

G 2472a
Totally destroyed mastaba between G 2196 and G 2472. Two shafts A, B. [margin note: 916a, 953, 961]

Shaft A [G 2472a A]: Ends at rock. Chamber on west (blocking rubble and mud, intact), built of rubble. Contracted skeleton, head north.

Shaft B [G 2472a B]: Ends at rock. Chamber on east (blocking rubble and mud intact), built of rubble bound with plaster. Tightly contracted skeleton, head north.

G 2473
Filled stone mastaba built against G 2400 north-south. Serdab at north end, to west. Corridor chapel entered from north, with decorated west wall, and stele to south. Serdab cleared to limestone filling. Empty. [margin note: 917, 918, 931, 954, 976]

Objects. March 14th. In debris by the entrance to chapel (at north) (1) a large stone (architrave?) broken in two, sunk relief inscription [TRANSLITERATION] (2) offering formula in the name of [TRANSLITERATION] [Sekhentiuka].
April 27. In debris in chapel: inscribed limestone fragment [40-4-50], man and wife [Wemtet-[...]] seated; two inscribed fragments in sunk relief.

Shaft A [G 2473 A]: Lined above with masonry, cut in rock below. Total depth 5 meters. Sand, limestone debris, red debris and traces of bones. Chamber on west, cut in rock. No blocking. Chamber full of debris of "bad rock".

Objects, shaft A. Found in debris in chamber:
Three canopic jars, limestone with their lids
Four copper implements (complete). One copper implement, broken in two.
One copper chisel, broken in three, and eight fragments of copper chisel.
Four fragments of copper implement.
Nineteen faience pendants. Three cylinder beads, faience.
Three end pieces of faience. ....faience cylinder beads, ....faience disc beads. [margin note: page 954; April 13th]

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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
    03/14/1940; 04/13/1940
  • Author
    Francis Olcott Allen
  • Mentioned on page
    Sekhentiuka (G 2473)
    Wemtet-[...] (in G 2473)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2473

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

Ancient People

  • Sekhentiuka (G 2473)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2473. False door inscribed for Sekhentiuka, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA jmj-r Swj pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the two weaving shops of the Great House; also appears in chapel relief; in situ in G 2473. Limestone lintel (40-3-25b) inscribed for Sekhentiuka, identified as [jmj-r xntjw-S pr-aA jmj-jb nb=f Hrj-sStA nb=f] overseer of palace attendants of the Great House, he who is in the heart of his lord, secretary of his lord; and fragments of inscription with large scale hieroglyphs, possibly part of architrave or frieze-text (40-3-14a, 40-3-14b, 40-3-14c, 40-3-24, 40-3-25a, 40-4-51); found in debris north of G 2473.
  • Wemtet-[...] (in G 2473)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Sekhentiuka (?) (owner of G 2473). Appears on fragment of relief (40-4-50) seated with husband (name not preserved), identified as [rxt nswt wmtt...] royal acquaintance, Wemtet-[...] (possibly Wemtetka); found in G 2473 chapel.

Modern People

  • Francis Olcott Allen

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Archaeologist/Egyptologist for the Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition