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Fragment of limestone offering stone of Ni-ka-nisut (Kaninisut) carved in relief in shape of hetep hieroglyph; line of text in sunk relief gives name and titles of owner.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_12.1513
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Offering tables and basins
  • Findspot
    Street E of G 2160, originally from G 2156
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Length x width x depth: 52 x 39 x 5 cm (20 1/2 x 15 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, mid Dynasty 5
  • Owner
    Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    G 2156 (Kaninisut [II]), chapel tomb built abutting E face of G 2155 (Kaninisut [I]). G 2156, Kaniniut [II], abutting E face of G 2155 (excavated by H. Junker) not same tomb as anonymous G 2156, abutting S face of G 2220 (excavated by G.A. Reisner); Reisner's G 2156 renumbered G 2156'

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2156

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, p. 91, cat. 22.

    Hölzl, Regina. Die Kultkammer des Ka-ni-nisut im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, 2005, p. 32, fig. 15.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 447-448, fig. 269.

Photos 5

People 1

Ancient People

  • Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2156. Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Kaninisut [I] (owner of G 2155), father of Kaninisut [III] (probable owner of G 2156a). Chapel entrance drum lintel and door jambs inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr mAat Hrj-sStA nb=f Hm-nTr xwfw] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, priest of Maat, secretary of his lord, priest of Khufu; also appears in chapel relief (west wall, seated at offering table), identified as [wr mdw Sma rx nswt] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2156. Limestone offering stone (MFA 12.1513) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr xwfw Hrj-sStA] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, priest of Khufu, secretary; found in street east of G 2160, probably originally from G 2156. Limestone cornice (33-1-77) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt; found in G 2200 (= G 5080) B, probably originally from G 2156. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father Kaninisut [I], west wall (between false doors, standing with his brother and sister in front of his parents), identified as [kAn[j]nswt nDs] Kaninisut the Younger; chapel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8006) found in situ in G 2155.