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Painting (oil on canvas) of scene from tomb of Nisutnefer, G 4970 (excavated by Hermann Junker); detail of standing figures of Nisutnefer and his wife Khentetka (called Khent).


  • ID
  • Department
    MFA: Giza Collections/Smith
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. 1.778 W. 1.030
  • Credit Line
    Anonymous gift
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
  • Artist
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Attested
    Khentetka (in G 4970)
    Nisutnefer (G 4970)
  • Notes
    One of a series of modern paintings by American artist Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950), and others, documenting aspects of the Giza excavations.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4970

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khentetka (in G 4970)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Nisutnefer (owner of G 4970). Limestone seated statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 7507) inscribed for Khentetka (called Khent) with her son Rudju (a.k.a Werrudju) depicted as young boy; found in situ in G 4970 serdab (behind north false door). Also appears (in most cases identified as Khent) on north and south false doors and in chapel reliefs (west, north, and east walls), identified as [Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt rxt nswt] priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 4970.
  • Nisutnefer (G 4970)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 4970. Chapel entrance drum lintel and north and south false doors inscribed for Nisutnefer, also appears in chapel relief (north, south, west, and east walls), identified as [jmj-r aH sAb Hrj-sStA jmj-r prw msw-nswt aD-mr grgt jmj-r mnnw jmj-r nswtjw HqA Hwt aAt sSm-tA tA-wr sSm-tA wADt jmj-r wabw wrxafra xrp jmjw sAw wr-xafra Hm-nTr xafra] overseer of the palace, juridicial secretary, overseer of the houses of the royal children, administrator of a settlement, overseer of fortresses, overseer of the king's people, chief of a Great Estate, nomarch of U.E. 8, nomarch of U.E. 10, overseer of wab-priests of the pyramid of Khafre, director of members of the phyles of the pyramid of Khafre, priest of Khafre; in situ in G 4970. Seated statue (Hildesheim 2143) inscribed for Nisutnefer, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r wpwt] royal acquaintance, overseer of commissions; found in situ in G 4970 serdab (behind south false door).

Modern People

  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Artist
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.