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Red granite sarcophagus, inscribed for [sA nswt] king's son Khufudjedef


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Coffins and sarcophagi
  • Findspot
    Mastaba IV, Shaft 68
  • Material
    Red granite
  • Dimensions
    H (with lid) 110.5 x W 101 x L 286 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaure
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Owner
    Khufudjedef (Mastaba IV)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Notes
    From excavations of Hermann Junker, 1928-1929.
  • Remarks
    ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_SR_2/_14801; RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): Khufudjedef (Mastaba IV), Hermann Junker; RELATED SITE(S): Mastaba IV; RELATED MEDIA: o_neg_nr_0076

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. Gîza 10. Der Friedhof südlich der Cheopspyramide: Westteil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 74, Abhandlung 1. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1951, pp. 62-63, figs. 28-29, pls. 11, 12a.

Photos 3

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khufudjedef (Mastaba IV)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Mastaba IV. Appears in chapel relief (south wall, and name partially preserved on fragment from elsewhere in chapel), identified as [Hrj-wDbw nswt] master of royal reversion-offerings; south wall in situ in Mastaba IV interior chapel. Red granite sarcophagus (Cairo JE 53149) inscribed for Khufudjedef, identified as [sA nswt] king's son; found in situ in Mastaba IV shaft S 68 burial chamber.

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