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Limestone slab stela of Kanefer; fine raised relief, male figure seated (facing right) on stool with bovine legs at offering table, wearing short curled wig and long garment tied at shoulder, inscription: (at top) name and titles: [jmj-r wpwt xrptmAt(yw) kA-nfr] "the overseer of commissions, controller of bowcase bearers, Kanefer", (in middle, over offering table) offering list, (on right) linen list; in fragments.


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Stelae
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1203, originally on E face of mastaba inside offering chapel, but found partly in chapel and partly in 1235
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    38 x 52.9 x 7.3 cm (14 15/16 x 20 13/16 x 2 7/8 in)
  • Credit Line
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Hearst Egyptian Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Kanefer (G 1203)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Statues and Statuettes in the Museum of Anthropology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 5. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1930, p. 26.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis. Publications of the Pennsylvania–Yale Expedition to Egypt 7. New Haven and Philadelphia: Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003, pp. 4-5, pls. 3-4, p. 43, figs. 24.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 57.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Kanefer (G 1203)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1203. Limestone slab stela (Hearst 6-19807) inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [jmj-r wpwt xrp tmAtjw] overseer of commissions, director of bowcase bearers; pieces found in G 1203 chapel and displaced in walls of pit in G 1235 chapel.

Institutions 1