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Limestone false door of Senwehem; crossbar (= lintel), two jambs, drum lintel, and central niche, all inscribed, serdab slit under drum lintel; no genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on false door, however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are "children of my body, truly", some names appear associated with two different figures, (central niche) Weser, Nefer, Qaihi, Nefertjentet, Neferkhuu, Neferkhuu-nedjes, Neferirethathor, (south jamb) Senwehem (owner), Demedj, Tjenti, Nefer, Ptahshepses, Tjenti, Tjentet, Senwehem (owner), (north jamb) Senwehem (owner), Kai-iu, Senwehem (not owner), Mentjebutkhufu, Tjentet, Niwikhufu, Kaihap, Weser, Ptahshepses, Neferiuhathor, Hep; broken in two pieces.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_27.444
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2132
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    H x W x D: 183.2 x 76.8 x 24 cm (72 1/8 x 30 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Attested
    Demedj (in G 2132)
    Hep (in G 2132)
    Kai-iu (in G 2132)
    Kaihap (in G 2132)
    Mentjebutkhufu (in G 2132)
    Nefer (in G 2132)
    Neferirethathor (in G 2132)
    Neferiuhathor (in G 2132)
    Neferkhuu (in G 2132)
    Neferkhuu-nedjes (in G 2132)
    Nefertjentet (in G 2132)
    Niwikhufu (in G 2132)
    Ptahshepses (in G 2132)
    Ptahshepses (in G 2132)
    Qaihi (in G 2132)
    Senwehem (in G 2132)
    Tjentet (in G 2132)
    Tjentet (in G 2132)
    Tjenti (in G 2132)
    Tjenti (in G 2132)
    Weser (in G 2132)
    Weser (in G 2132)
  • Owner
    Senwehem (G 2132)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA in the division of find by the government of Egypt.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2132

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Chronique d'Egypte 12 (1937), [to be completed].

    Capart, Jean. "Une planche de Cassas." Chronique d'Egypte 14 (1939), 158.

    Cherpion, Nadine. "La valeur chronologique des noms de rois sur les monuments privés d'Ancien Empire." in Sylvia Schoske, ed., Akten des Vierten Internationalen Ägyptologen Kongresses: München 1985. Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 1. Hamburg: Helmut Buske, 1988, [to be completed].

    Fischer, Henry G. Varia: Egyptian Studies 1. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976, pp. 8-9, 45-50, figs. 10, 14-16.

    Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, pp. 108-109, cat. 44.

Photos 14

People 23

Ancient People

  • Demedj (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (top register, one of two small male figures standing in front of large figure of Senwehem, upper figure, facing left); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Hep (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (bottom register, one of three female figures, central figure, only one not carrying offerings, other two figures unnamed); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Kai-iu (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (top register, small male figure standing in front of large figure of Senwehem); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Kaihap (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (third register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Mentjebutkhufu (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (second register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Nefer (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132); mother (?) of Weser (son of Senwehem). Appears twice on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (top register, female figure embraced by Weser), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance, and south jamb (second register, large female figure), identified as [mjtrt] mitret; found in situ in G 2132.
  • Neferirethathor (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (bottom register, one of two female figures, figure on left, name of figure on right not preserved), identified as [Drjt] mourner; found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Neferiuhathor (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (fourth register, small female figure standing in front of two male figures carrying offerings, identified as Weser and Ptahshepses); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Neferkhuu (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (third register, small female figure standing in front of larger male figure carrying offering, unnamed personified estate); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Neferkhuu-nedjes (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (third register, small female figure standing behind larger male figure carrying offering, unnamed personified estate); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Nefertjentet (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (second register, small female figure standing behind larger male figure carrying offering, unnamed personified estate); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Niwikhufu (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (third register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on left); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Ptahshepses (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (fourth register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Ptahshepses (one on south jamb, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Ptahshepses (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (second register, one of two small male figures standing in front of large figure of Nefer, upper figure); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Ptahshepses (one on south jamb, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Qaihi (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (second register, small female figure standing in front of larger male figure carrying offering, unnamed personified estate); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly".
  • Senwehem (G 2132)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2132. Limestone false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, identified as [wab nswt Hm-kA] royal wab-priest, ka-priest; found in situ in G 2132.
  • Senwehem (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (second register, one of two male figures carrying offerings, figure on left); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". Not to be confused with tomb owner Senwehem.
  • Tjentet (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (second register, one of two small female figure standing behind large figure of Nefer, lower figure, upper figure unnamed); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two female figures named Tjentet (one on south jamb, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Tjentet (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (second register, small female figure standing in front of two male figures carrying offerings, identified as Senwehem and Mentjebutkhufu); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two female figures named Tjentet (one on south jamb, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Tjenti (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (second register, one of two small male figures standing in front of large figure of Nefer, lower figure, facing right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Tjenti (both on south jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Tjenti (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, south jamb (top register, one of two small male figures standing in front of large figure of Senwehem, lower figure, facing right); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Tjenti (both on south jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Weser (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, north jamb (fourth register, one of two male figures carrrying offerings, figure on left); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Weser (one in central niche, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.
  • Weser (in G 2132)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Senwehem (owner of G 2132). Appears on false door (MFA 27.444) inscribed for Senwehem, central niche (top register, male figure embracing his mother[?] Nefer); found in situ in G 2132. No genealogical epithets accompany figures depicted on this false door; however, drum lintel inscription indicates some (if not all) persons depicted are [msw pw(?) nw n Xt mAa] "the children of (my) body, truly". One of two male figures named Weser (one in central niche, one on north jamb); possibly same individual.