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Limestone false door of Iteti; inscription rather crudely cut, two women identified as "his wife", Senbeshet and [...]tji (name only partially preserved), and two daughters, Semdet and Metjeti, depicted on jambs; broken diagonally across middle, several chips broken out along line of fracture.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_06.1888
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2004, unidentified pit in N end of corridor between G 2005 and G 2004 (reused as roofing slab)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height x width: 100.5 x 15.5 cm (39 9/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
    about 2465–2323 B.C.
  • Owner
    Iteti (in G 2004)
  • Attested
    Metjeti (in G 2004)
    Semdet (in G 2004)
    Senbeshet (in G 2004)
    […]tji (in G 2004)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1905-1906: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (no registration records for 1903-1904-1905-1906).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2004

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 67 (incorrectly attributed to G 2002).

Photos 4

People 5

Ancient People

  • Iteti (in G 2004)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone false door (MFA 06.1888) inscribed for Iteti, identified as [jmj-xt xntjw-S pr-aA] under-supervisor of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused as roofing in unidentified pit (possibly pit V) in corridor east of G 2004, north of chapel entrance (incorrectly attributed to G 2002 in Porter-Moss III, p. 67).
  • Metjeti (in G 2004)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Iteti. Appears on limestone false door (MFA 06.1888) inscribed for Iteti, north outer jamb; found reused as roofing in unidentified pit (possibly pit V) in corridor east of G 2004, north of chapel entrance (incorrectly attributed to G 2002 in Porter-Moss III, p. 67).
  • Semdet (in G 2004)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Iteti. Appears on limestone false door (MFA 06.1888) inscribed for Iteti, south outer jamb; found reused as roofing in unidentified pit (possibly pit V) in corridor east of G 2004, north of chapel entrance (incorrectly attributed to G 2002 in Porter-Moss III, p. 67).
  • Senbeshet (in G 2004)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Iteti. Appears on limestone false door (MFA 06.1888) inscribed for Iteti, south outer jamb; found reused as roofing in unidentified pit (possibly pit V) in corridor east of G 2004, north of chapel entrance (incorrectly attributed to G 2002 in Porter-Moss III, p. 67). Polygamy among private persons in ancient Egypt is attested but generally difficult to prove, and it is possible that Iteti was married to the two women, Senbeshet and [...]tji, consecutively.
  • […]tji (in G 2004)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Iteti. Appears on limestone false door (MFA 06.1888) inscribed for Iteti, north outer jamb (name only partially preserved); found reused as roofing in unidentified pit (possibly pit V) in corridor east of G 2004, north of chapel entrance (incorrectly attributed to G 2002 in Porter-Moss III, p. 67). Polygamy among private persons in ancient Egypt is attested but generally difficult to prove, and it is possible that Iteti was married to the two women, Senbeshet and [...]tji, consecutively.