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Limestone false door of Medunefer (S false door from G 4630). Inscriptions in red ink.

Details

  • ID
    EMC_JE_36191
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-False Doors
  • Findspot
    G 4630
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    140 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Catalogue General number
    EMC_CG_57123
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/14875
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 or later
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Individual - Ancient
    Ankhiris (in G 4630)
    Hetep (in G 4630)
    Iti (in G 4630)
    Kairef (in G 4630)
    Medunefer (in G 4630)
    Nebuka (in G 4630)
    Sekhentiu (in G 4630)
    Seneb (in G 4630)
    Shepsesnisut (in G 4630)
    Tiu (in G 4630)
    Tjentet (in G 4630)
  • Owner
    Medunefer (G 4630)
  • Excavator
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
  • Notes
    From excavations of Ernesto Schiaparelli, 1903
  • Remarks
    RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_VII_Sp043LR; RELATED SITE(S): G 4630; RELATED CONSITUENT(S): Ernesto Schiaparelli; Medunefer (G 4630); ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_CG_57123

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4630

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Ballerini, Notizia, pp. 61-2.

    Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, pp. 78-81, fig. 32, pls. XXIII [left], XXV (incorrectly called [CG] 57321).

    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, pp. 133-134.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis. Vol. 1. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 491-2, fig. 107.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, p.229 [5 (145) M) (incorrectly called [CG] 57321).

Photos 4

People 13

Ancient People

  • Ankhiris (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears on south false door tablet, standing before his parents Medunefer and Nebuka seated at offering table; south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) dedicated by Ankhiris; found in situ in G 4630. North false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36192) inscribed for Ankhiris (dedicated by his son Medunefer), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr smA jnpw xt wr Tntt] scribe of the library of the god, smA-priest of Anubis, khet-priest of the Great One and of Tjentet; found in situ in G 4630. Also appears on false door (north jamb) inscribed for Nensedjerkai (owner of G 4631), identified as [Xrj-Hb smA jnpw xt wr] lector-priest, smA-priest of Anubis, khet-priest of the Great One; in situ in G 4361.
  • Hetep (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), north outer jamb (middle register, carrying ewer), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Iti (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), south outer jamb (middle register, censing), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Kairef (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer, right flange of tablet (bottom register, carrying bird); found in situ in G 4630.
  • Medunefer (G 4630)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4630. South false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (dedicated by his son Ankhiris), identified as [Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp sS mDAt-nTr smA jnpw] chief lector-priest, scribe of the divine book, smA-priest of Anubis; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Medunefer (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Ankhiris and grandson of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for his grandfather Medunefer (dedicated by his father Ankhiris), south outer jamb (top register), identified as [Xrj-Hb] lector-priest; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630. North false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36192) inscribed for Ankhiris, dedicated by his son Medunefer, identified as [Xrj-Hb] lector-priest; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Nebuka (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears seated with her husband on tablet of south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Sekhentiu (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), south outer jamb (bottom register, carrying bird), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Seneb (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630). Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer, right flange of tablet (top register, offering linen); found in situ in G 4630.
  • Shepsesnisut (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), north outer jamb (bottom register, carrying bird), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Tiu (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (owner of G 4630), north outer jamb (top register, carrying tray of unguent jars), identified as [sS pr-mDAt nTr] scribe of the library of the god; also listed as one of Medunefer's [msw=f nw Dt] children of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4630.
  • Tjentet (in G 4630)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Medunefer (owner of G 4630) or, more probably, of his son Ankhiris. Appears on south false door (Cairo EMC_JE_36191) inscribed for Medunefer (dedicated by his son Ankhiris), left flange of tablet, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 4630.

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1