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Tuesday, February 23, 1915 (continued)

…these have scratched in the name Beb-ib = G38-39-40. Fragments of a similar inscribed jar-stand were found in the passage. In the passage, really the offering room, was a fine stone offering slab =G41, shown in situ in photograph C57. This slab has a double rim, one inside and below the outer; both of which are inscribed. It is important in the highest degree because it contains three cartouches, of Khufu, Kephren and Dedefra. The last king is known only from four other inscriptions and his chronological relation has remained uncertain. This inscription places him after Kephren. The slab belonged to the Priest Ruwz and his wife Mesat. Just outside the northern end of this offering room was a small chamber or serdab roofed with stone blocks (see photo C56), which has been lettered X. It was filled with sand, limestone rubble and dark debris. In the surface debris over the roof was a red painted seated statuette of limestone; the head was missing and the arms broken but the head and fragments of the arms were found immediately underneath =G42. In the chamber itself was a small offering slab in position against the east wall. This was inscribed on the edge only =G43. This also belonged to Ruwz…

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    02/23/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Bebib (in G 3086)
    Mesat (in G 3086)
    Rudj (G 3086)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 3086

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 3

People 4

Ancient People

  • Bebib (in G 3086)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Two pottery bowl stands (Cairo JE 46496, UPM_E13541) inscribed for Bebib, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in G 3086.
  • Mesat (in G 3086)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Rudj (owner of G 3086). Two limestone offering basins (Cairo JE 46497 = CG 57042, UPM_E13522) inscribed for Rudj and his wife Mesat; granite slab (UPM_E13523) inscribed for Mesat; all found in G 3086.
  • Rudj (G 3086)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3086. Son of Iymery (owner of G 3098) and Persenet. Two limestone offering basins (Cairo JE 46497 = CG 57042, UPM_E13522) inscribed for Rudj (identified as [rx nswt Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr Ddfra sAb Hrj-wDb wab mwt nswt jmj-xt sAw-prw] royal acquaintance, priest of Khufu, priest of Khafre, priest of Djedefre, juridicial master of reversion-offerings, wab-priest of the king's mother, under-supervisor of police) and his wife Mesat; red granite offering slab (UPM_E13523) inscribed for Rudj (identified as [wab mwt nswt] wab-priest of the king's mother) and Mesat; all found in G 3086. Limestone offering basin (UPM_E13524) inscribed for Rudj, identified as [wab mwt nswt sAb Hrj-wDb sAb (jmj-xt) sAw-prw] wab-priest of the king's mother, juridicial master of reversion-offerings, juridicial (under-supervisor) of police (?); limestone offering basin (UPM_E13526) inscribed for Persenet, dedicated by her son Rudj, identified as [wab] wab-priest; limestone drum lintel (UPM_E13527) inscribed for Iymery and Persenet, dedicated by their son Rudj, identified as [sAb Hrj-wDb] juridicial master of reversion-offerings; all found in G 3098.

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.