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Rectangular offering stone with two basins and one round raised platform in middle; hieroglyphs incised all around top surface, inscription: [anxHaf Dd(=f) jr.n(=j) n sA mrjj Hmwtj grf] "Ankhhaf, (he) says: (I) made (it) for my beloved son, the craftsman Geref; one basin intact, other partially broken off.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_06.1880
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Offering tables and basins
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2011, in front of S false door
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Other: 29.5 x 14.5 x 59.5 cm (11 5/8 x 5 11/16 x 23 7/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre
  • Date of Register Entry
    2520-2494 B.C.
  • Owner
    Geref (in G 2011)
  • Attested
    Ankh-haf (in G 2011)
  • 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). Fragment 36-3-66 probably part of this offering stone.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Fischer, Henry G. Varia Nova. Egyptian Studies 3. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996, p. 19, n. 32.

    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.

Photos 5

People 2

Ancient People

  • Ankh-haf (in G 2011)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father of Geref, Neferseshemptah, Tjiu and Henutsen(?), all depicted on limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Ankh-haf identified as [sHD Hmwtjw wabt nswt] inspector of craftsmen of the royal wabet; found in G 2011. Limestone offering stone (MFA 06.1880 + 36-3-66), probably inscribed for Geref and dedicated by Ankh-haf: [anxHaf Dd(=f) jr.n(=j) n sA mrjj Hmwtj grf] Ankhhaf, (he) says: (I) made (it) for my beloved son, the craftsman Geref; Ankh-haf identified as [sHD Hmwtjw wabt] inspector of craftsmen of the wabet; found in G 2011.
  • Geref (in G 2011)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f mr] his beloved son) of Ankh-haf. Limestone offering stone (MFA 06.1880 + 36-3-66) probably inscribed for Geref and dedicated by Ankh-haf: [anxHaf Dd(=f) jr.n(=j) n sA mrjj Hmwtj grf] Ankhhaf, (he) says: (I) made (it) for my beloved son, the craftsman Geref; Geref identified as [Hmwtj xntj-S] craftsman, palace attendant; found in G 2011. Limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Geref appears in inner left niche; Geref also seems to be name in paint in actual door niche in center; found in G 2011.