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Red granite sarcophagus and lid, inscribed for Mindjedef, identified as [jrj-pat xtmw-bjtj sAw nxn sA nswt] hereditary prince, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt, guardian of Nekhen, king's son. Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Coffins and sarcophagi
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7760 B, [burial chamber]
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 104.1 cm (41 in) Width: 96.5 cm (38 in) Length: 236.9 cm (93 1/4")
  • Credit Line
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1954
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Object Ownership Information
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, MMA_54.80a-b; formerly HUMFA_29-4-442
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Owner
    Mindjedef (G 7760)
  • Object owned by
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Notes
    Excavated by the Harvard-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expediton in Giza, 1929. Received from the Egyptian Government by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the allotment of finds (HUMFA_29-4-442); acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, by exchange in 1954.
  • Problems/Questions
    MMA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

People 1

Ancient People

  • Mindjedef (G 7760)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7760. Red granite sarcophagus (29-4-442 = MMA 54.80a, b) inscribed for Mindjedef; found in G 7760 B.

Institutions 1