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Limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) inscribed for the "inspector of craftsmen of the royal wabet", Ankh-haf, depicting four named offspring all facing central false door (from left to right): woman at far left: [sAt=f H(...)] "his daughter H[...]", man at inner left: [sA=f mr grf] "his beloved son Geref" (Geref also seems to be name in paint in actual door niche in center), man at inner right: [sA=f mr nfrsSmptH] "his beloved son Neferseshemptah (?)", man at far right: [sA=f mr Tjw] "his beloved son Tjiu."

Details

  • ID
    EMC_JE_38673
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    G 2011, debris
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    37 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Geref (in G 2011)
    Henutsen(?) (in G 2011)
    Neferseshemptah (in G 2011)
    Tjiu (in G 2011)
  • Owner
    Ankh-haf (in G 2011)
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1906
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Reisner; Ankh-haf (in G 2011); Geref (in G 2011); Henutsen(?) (in G 2011); Neferseshemptah (in G 2001); Tjiu (in G 2011); RELATED SITE(S): G 2011; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_VII_Sp159LR; MFAB_B746_NS

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 2

People 6

Ancient People

  • Ankh-haf (in G 2011)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Father of Geref, Neferseshemptah, Tjiu and Henutsen(?), all depicted on limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Ankh-haf identified as [sHD Hmwtjw wabt nswt] inspector of craftsmen of the royal wabet; found in G 2011. Limestone offering stone (MFA 06.1880 + 36-3-66), probably inscribed for Geref and dedicated by Ankh-haf: [anxHaf Dd(=f) jr.n(=j) n sA mrjj Hmwtj grf] Ankhhaf, (he) says: (I) made (it) for my beloved son, the craftsman Geref; Ankh-haf identified as [sHD Hmwtjw wabt] inspector of craftsmen of the wabet; found in G 2011.
  • Geref (in G 2011)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f mr] his beloved son) of Ankh-haf. Limestone offering stone (MFA 06.1880 + 36-3-66) probably inscribed for Geref and dedicated by Ankh-haf: [anxHaf Dd(=f) jr.n(=j) n sA mrjj Hmwtj grf] Ankhhaf, (he) says: (I) made (it) for my beloved son, the craftsman Geref; Geref identified as [Hmwtj xntj-S] craftsman, palace attendant; found in G 2011. Limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Geref appears in inner left niche; Geref also seems to be name in paint in actual door niche in center; found in G 2011.
  • Henutsen(?) (in G 2011)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Ankh-haf. Limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Henutsen appears in outer left niche (name only partially preserved); found in G 2011.
  • Neferseshemptah (in G 2011)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f mr] his beloved son) of Ankh-haf. Limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Neferseshemptah appears in inner right niche; found in G 2011.
  • Tjiu (in G 2011)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f mr] his beloved son) of Ankh-haf. Limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Tjiu appears in outer right niche; found in G 2011.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1