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Fragment of limestone wall relief; [GLYPHS] Meretites, [mother] of Kawab. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs. Illustration scale: 1:10

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_24-12-1002
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7110-7120: G 7120, chapel, rooms c and d and space between, [originally from chamber b]
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 62 cm Width: 21 cm Thickness: 33 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Date of Register Entry
    12/26/1924
  • Owner
    Kawab (G 7110-7120)
  • Attested
    Meretites I

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Simpson, William Kelly. The Mastabas of Kawab, Khafkhufu I and II. Giza Mastabas 3. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1978, pp. 3, 8, pl. VIIc, fig. 13.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "Inscriptional Evidence for the History of the Fourth Dynasty." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 11 (1952), pp. 114, 124, fig. 2.

Photos 2

People 2

Ancient People

  • Kawab (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7120, along with Hetepheres [II] (original owner of G 7110). Son of Khufu and Meretites [I]. Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his daughter Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540), main room (east wall), identified as [jrj-pat sA nswt smsw n Xt=f Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp xrp jAwt nTrt aA dwAw] hereditary prince, king's eldest son of his body, chief lector-priest, director of divine offices, assistant of (the god) Duau; in situ in G 7530-7540). Also mentioned in tomb of his steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Meretites I

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Khufu and mother of Kawab (G 7120), Meresankh [II] (G 7410) and Meretites (G 7650). Appeared with her son on west wall of G 7120 chapel room b (tomb of Kawab), three fragments (24-12-1000, 24-12-1002 and possibly 24-12-1122) may belong to this scene; fragments found displaced in G 7120 chapel rooms c and d and space in between.