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Limestone architrave in two pieces of Ankhudja Itji (identified as [Xrj-tp nswt sAb jmj-r sSw sS a nswt xft-Hr] royal chamberlain, juridicial overseer of scribes, royal document scribe in the presence), followed by his wife Meruka (identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance) and their children Ibebi, Henutsen, and Ibebi. In zwei Teile zerbrochener Architrav mit zweizeiliger horizontaler Inschrift sowie Darstellungen und Beischriften in versenktem Relief. Das Bildfeld des Architravs ist an drei Seiten von eingravierten Linien umgeben, die linke Bildfeldbegrenzungslinie ist nicht erhalten. Der Architrav enthält zwei horizontale Inschriftenzeilen mit der Opferformel und eine schmale, vertikale Inschriftenzeile mit dem Titel und dem Namen des Besitzers. Im linken Abschnitt des Bildfeldes befinden sich Darstellungen des JTj und seiner Familie in versenktem Relief.

Details

  • ID
    KHM_ÄS_8524a+b
  • Department
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Doors, jambs, lintels
  • Findspot
    Mastaba of Ankhudja Itji
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    (a) 104 x 35.5 x 12.5 cm; (b) 175.5 x 37 x 14 cm
  • Credit Line
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Previous Number
    KHM_8524,1.2
  • Object Ownership Information
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 6
  • Object owned by
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Henutsen (in Ankhudja Itji)
    Ibebi (in Ankhudja Itji)
    Ibebi (in Ankhudja Itji)
    Meruka (in Ankhudja Itji)
  • Owner
    Ankhudja Itji (Ankhudja Itji)
  • Notes
    Herk: Gîza, W-Friedhof, Mastaba des anx-wDA genannt JTj, Grabung Junker 1914 Erwerb: 1914 durch Fundteilung; 1960 inventarisiert NegNr-1: I 13898a (a+b); I 13516 (a), I 13518 (a); I 12776 (a); I 10607 (a), I 5669 (a); II 8716 (b); NegNr-2: III 26017 (a), III 26018 (b), Kitlitschka 1993; NegNr-3: II 34769 (a) II 34770 (a, Rückseite), KHM Zeisler 1998; NegNr-4: III 31875, III 31876, III 31877 (b), III 31878 (b), KHM Zeisler 1998
  • Remarks
    Excavated 1914.

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Hölzl, Regina. Reliefs und Inschriftensteine des Alten Reiches 1.Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung, Lieferung 18. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1999, pp. 75-82.

    H. JUNKER, Vorläufiger Bericht über die dritte Grabung bei den Pyramiden von Gizeh vom 3. Januar bis 23. August 1914 (1914) 23-24.

    H. JUNKER, Giza 8 (1947) 124-127, Abb. 59.

    Porter & Moss III, p. 167.

Photos 3

People 6

Ancient People

  • Ankhudja Itji (Ankhudja Itji)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Ankhudja Itji (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Ankhudja, [rn=f nfr] his good name Itji. Architectural elements, including limestone chapel entrance lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8524,1.2), block of inscription with threat formula (KHM Vienna ÄS 8537), and false door (KHM Vienna ÄS 7791) with portion of upper lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8534) inscribed for Ankhudja Itji, identified variously as [Xrj-tp nswt sAb jmj-r sSw sS a nswt xft-Hr] royal chamberlain, juridicial overseer of scribes, royal document scribe in the presence; found in mastaba of Ankhudja Itji. Fragment of offering stone (KHM Vienna ÄS 8539) inscribed for Itji, identified as [sS a nswt xft-Hr] royal document scribe in the presence; provenance unknown, probably originally from mastaba of Ankhudja Itji.
  • Henutsen (in Ankhudja Itji)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Ankhudja Itji (owner of Ankhudja Itji, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on limestone chapel entrance lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8524,1.2) with her parents and siblings; found in mastaba of Ankhudja Itji.
  • Ibebi (in Ankhudja Itji)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Eldest son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Ankhudja Itji (owner of Ankhudja Itji, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on limestone false door (KHM Vienna ÄS 7791) inscribed for Ankhudja Itji (bottom of south outer jamb, censing before his father), and limestone chapel entrance lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8524,1.2) with his parents and siblings; found in mastaba of Ankhudja Itji.
  • Ibebi (in Ankhudja Itji)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Younger son ([sA=f] his son) of Ankhudja Itji (owner of Ankhudja Itji, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on limestone chapel entrance lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8524,1.2) with his parents and siblings; found in mastaba of Ankhudja Itji.
  • Meruka (in Ankhudja Itji)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Ankhudja (owner of Ankhudja Itji, unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Appears on limestone chapel entrance lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8524,1.2), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in mastaba of Ankhudja Itji.

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1