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West and south walls of outer room of chapel of Akhmerutnisut; west wall: consists of two false doors and area of relief between depicting Akhmerutnisut leaning on staff accompanied by his wife Nefretsedjem [name not preserved] and his son Akhmerutnisut (depicted as young boy) and registers depictiing his brothers Nefernetjer, Peshes, and Seneb and other named figures, and area of relief north of north false door depicing Akhmerutnisut throwing lasso accompanied by his son Akhmerutnisut (depicted as young boy), figures full-sized and well modeled in painted sunk relief; south wall: contains entrance to inner room of chapel, with relief of owner and wife and owner's father Kanefer and mother Nuut on respective jambs.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_13.4352
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Miscellaneous
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2184, chapel
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 -Dynasty 6
  • Attested
    Akhmerutnisut (in G 2184)
    Ikhsedjem (in G 2184)
    Kaheb (in G 2184)
    Kanefer (in G 2184)
    Mentju (in G 2184)
    Nefer (in G 2184)
    Neferhetep (in G 2184)
    Nefernetjer (in G 2184)
    Nefretsedjemet (in G 2184)
    Nuut (in G 2184)
    Peshes (in G 2184)
    Qedmerer (in G 2184)
    Qedmerer (in G 2184)
    Seneb (in G 2184)
  • Owner
    Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Bothmer, Bernard V. "A Wooden Statue of Dynasty VI." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 46, No. 264 (June 1948), pp. 35-36.

    D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, pp. 83-87, cat. 14.

    Fischer, Henry G. Varia Nova. Egyptian Studies 3. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996, p. 197.

    Simpson, William Kelly. Mastabas of the Western Cemetery, Part 1: Sekhemka (G 1029); Tjetu I (G 2001); Iasen (G 2196); Penmeru (G 2197); Hagy, Nefertjentet, and Herunefer (G 2352/53); Djaty, Tjetu II, and Nimesti (G 2337X, 2343, 2366). Giza Mastabas 4. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1980, p. 21.

Photos 59

People 15

Ancient People

  • Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2184. Limestone seated statue (MFA 12.1482) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [rx nswt smr jmj-r st n xntjw-S n pr-aA] royal acquaintance, companion, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found in situ in G 2184 inner room of chapel. North and south false doors and architrave in west wall of interior chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; in situ in G 2184 (interior chapel previously blocked by later phases of construction). False door in niche (blocking entrance to interior chapel) in west wall of inner room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; found in situ in G 2184. Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from this false door; found displaced. South false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; west and south walls (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Architectural elements (drum lintel and jambs of entrance to inner room of chapel) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA wab nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House, royal wab-priest; also appears in chapel relief (east door jamb of entrance to inner room of chapel, west wall of outer room of chapel, identifying inscriptions not preserved in all cases); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Fragments of displaced door frame (MFA 47.1886 + MFA 47.1887 + MFA 47.1888 + MFA 47.1889 + MFA 47.1890 + MFA 47.1891 + MFA 47.1892 + MFA 47.1893 + MFA 47.1894) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House. Fragment of displaced lintel (MFA 47.1895) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA nb jmAx xr nb=f wab nswt rx nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of royal authorizations of the Great House, possessor of reverence before his lord, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance. Limestone offering basin (36-10-4) made from lintel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused in G 2421 X. Roth (Mummies & Magic, p. 87) suggests: "If this lintel was not taken from the tomb of the elder [Akhmerutnisut] (there is no obvious place in that tomb to restore it), it may have been taken from a lost chapel built by his son."
  • Akhmerutnisut (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears twice (depicted as young boy) in chapel relief, west wall of outer room of chapel (relief between false doors and relief north of north false door); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Ikhsedjem (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, second register), identified as [HqA] chief (perhaps chief herdsman); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Kaheb (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, top register), identified as [sn=f n Dt jmj-r pr] his brother of his funerary estate, steward; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Kanefer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father ([jt=f] his father) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). North and south false doors on east face of mastaba: north false door inscribed for Kanefer and his wife Nuut, south false door (consists of only crossbar = lower lintel and drum lintel) inscribed for Kanefer, identified on both as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2184 (previously covered by two later phases of construction, first by painted mud plaster wall, and later by limestone wall of relief = west wall of outer room of chapel). North false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Kanefer and Nuut and appears with Nuut on west door jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall of outer room; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Mentju (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, bottom register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Mentju may not be name, but rather designation for "Bedouin".
  • Nefer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, top register, figure only partially preserved); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Neferhetep (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, third register), identified as [jmj-r Tst] overseer of the gang(?); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Nefernetjer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Brother ([sn=f] his brother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief, west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, second register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Nefretsedjemet (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief in outer room (west wall relief between false doors, and east jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Also appears in chapel wall painting in inner room (west wall, south side of false door niche); found in situ in G 2184 (painted blocks badly damaged during shipping). Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from false door in niche in west wall of inner room; found displaced. Name only originally preserved on inner room wall painting and partially on displaced block from false door.
  • Nuut (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). North false door on east face of mastaba inscribed for Kanefer and his wife Nuut; Nuut identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith; in situ in G 2184 (previously covered by two later phases of construction, first by painted mud plaster wall, and later by limestone wall of relief = west wall of outer room of chapel). North false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Kanefer and Nuut and appears with Kanefer on west door jamb of entrance to inner room in south wall of outer room; west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Peshes (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Brother ([sn=f] his brother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief, west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, third register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.
  • Qedmerer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, bottom register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. One of two figures identified as Qedmerer (other appears in third register).
  • Qedmerer (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184), west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, third register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. One of two figures identified as Qedmerer (other appears in bottom register).
  • Seneb (in G 2184)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Brother ([sn=f] his brother) of Akhmerutnisut (owner of G 2184). Appears in chapel relief, west wall of outer room of chapel (between false doors, bottom register); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184.