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Limestone false door niche of Redines; false door central niche with incised full face figure of Redines, tablet with offering table scene, his wife Meretites depicted on right flange of tablet, his daughter Ankhreput depicted on left flange of tablet, figures of owner and his sons Rekhuief and Khnumhesuef depicted on jambs, two side pieces each with vertical inscriptions on two adjacent faces.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_21.961a-c
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 5032, chapel, W wall
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height x width: 79 x 43 cm (31 1/8 x 16 15/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Owner
    Redines (G 5032)
  • Attested
    Ankhreput (in G 5032)
    Khnumhesuef (in G 5032)
    Meretites (in G 5032)
    Rekhuief (in G 5032)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; shipped 1921. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 5

Full Bibliography

  • Bolshakov, Andrey. "Hinting as a Method of Old Kingdom Tomb Decoration I. The Offering-Stone and the False Door of the Dwarf Snb." Göttinger Miszellen 139 (1994), p. 15, note 7.

    Freed, Rita E., Lawrence M. Berman, and Denise M. Doxey. Arts of Ancient Egypt. MFA Highlights. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003, p. 96.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "The Giza Mastaba Niche and Full Frontal Figure of Redi-Nes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston." In David P. Silverman, ed., For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 55. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1994, pp. 55-75, figs. 4.5-4.12.

    Roccati, Alessandro. La Littérature historique sous L'ancien Empire Égyptien. Littératures Anciennes du Proche-Orient 11. Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1982, p. 162.

    Sanborn, Ashton. "Recent Acquisitions from Egypt. New Installation of the Primitive and Old Empire Rooms." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 20, No. 11 (April 1922), p. 27, unnumbered fig.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, p. 226 [3 (143)].

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 63.

Photos 42

People 5

Ancient People

  • Ankhreput (in G 5032)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Redines (owner of G 5032). Appears on false door (MFA 21.961a-c) inscribed for Redines, left flange of tablet; found in situ in G 5032 chapel.
  • Khnumhesuef (in G 5032)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Redines (owner of G 5032). Appears on false door (MFA 21.961a-c) inscribed for Redines, lower right jamb; found in situ in G 5032 chapel.
  • Meretites (in G 5032)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f mrt=f] his beloved wife) of Redines (owner of G 5032). Appears on false door (MFA 21.961a-c) inscribed for Redines, right flange of tablet; found in situ in G 5032 chapel.
  • Redines (G 5032)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5032. False door (MFA 21.961a-c) inscribed for Redines, identified as [wab nswt sS] royal wab-priest, scribe; found in situ in G 5032 chapel.
  • Rekhuief (in G 5032)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Redines (owner of G 5032). Appears on false door (MFA 21.961a-c) inscribed for Redines, lower left jamb; found in situ in G 5032 chapel.