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Limestone offering niche lintel inscribed for Nebu (name means "the swimmer"); sunk relief with small finely incised hieroglyphs comprising [Htp dj nswt] hetep-di-nisut formula to Anubis, six family members also named: Inti (female), Redines (male), Ihi, (male), Ikhi (male), Senti (female), and Pepi (female); fragile and crumbling.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_APP.1921.1
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    Wadi Cemetery, GW 38, displaced at E face
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 39 x 19 x 7.5 cm (15 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 2 15/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Attested
    Ihi (in GW 38)
    Ikhi (in GW 38)
    Inti (in GW 38)
    Pepi (in GW 38)
    Redines (in GW 38)
    Senti (in GW 38)
  • Owner
    Nebu (in GW 38)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by G.A. Reisner for the Hearst Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • GW 38

    • Site Name Wadi Cemetery (Reisner; north of W. Cem)

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. "On the Early History of Giza: The 'Lost' Wadi Cemetery (Giza Archives Gleanings, III)." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 95 (2009), pp. 105, 108, 120, 124-126, 133, 138, note 11, figs. 3, 17-21, pl. III, table 1.

Photos 5

People 7

Ancient People

  • Ihi (in GW 38)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Nebu (one of a group labeled [msw=f] his children). Name appears on limestone offering niche lintel (MFA APP.1921.1) inscribed for Nebu; found displaced at east face of GW 38.
  • Ikhi (in GW 38)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Nebu (one of a group labeled [msw=f] his children). Name appears on limestone offering niche lintel (MFA APP.1921.1) inscribed for Nebu; found displaced at east face of GW 38. Possibly same individual as owner of offering basin found in situ in unnumbered Wadi Cemetery tomb.
  • Inti (in GW 38)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Probable wife of Nebu. Name appears on limestone offering niche lintel (MFA APP.1921.1) inscribed for Nebu, identified as [mjtrt] mitret; found displaced at east face of GW 38.
  • Nebu (in GW 38)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone offering niche lintel (MFA APP.1921.1) inscribed for Nebu (name means "the swimmer"), identified as [rtHtjj] baker; found displaced at east face of GW 38.
  • Pepi (in GW 38)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Nebu (one of a group labeled [msw=f] his children). Name appears on limestone offering niche lintel (MFA APP.1921.1) inscribed for Nebu; found displaced at east face of GW 38.
  • Redines (in GW 38)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Nebu (one of a group labeled [msw=f] his children). Name appears on limestone offering niche lintel (MFA APP.1921.1) inscribed for Nebu; found displaced at east face of GW 38.
  • Senti (in GW 38)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Nebu (one of a group labeled [msw=f] his children). Name appears on limestone offering niche lintel (MFA APP.1921.1) inscribed for Nebu; found displaced at east face of GW 38.