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One fragment of [gneiss] and one fragment of basalt: a) [gneiss] fragment, [inscribed] statue base, Kawab, [fits 24-12-467]; b) basalt fragment, one plane surface. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Raw materials & by-products
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7111 D, [originally from G 7110-7120: G 7120, chapel]
  • Material
    [Gneiss], basalt
  • Dimensions
    Height: [diorite fragment: 8.6 - 8.8 cm] Width: [basalt fragment: 9.2+ cm] Length: [basalt fragment: 9.4+ cm] Thickness: [basalt fragment: 5.8+ cm]
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 25.2050
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Kawab (G 7110-7120)
  • Remarks
    25-1-1313 originally assigned to inscribed fragment of gneiss; fragment of basalt mistakenly given this number in "corrections and redrawings" (OR page 632); original registration number for fragment of basalt unknown (possibly one of basalt fragments originally registered as 24-12-978). Fragment of gneiss statue accessioned as MFA 25.2050. 24-12-467 (= MFA 24.2848) + 25-1-1313 (= MFA 25.2050)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7111

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • Simpson, William Kelly. The Mastabas of Kawab, Khafkhufu I and II. Giza Mastabas 3. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1978, pp. 8, 30, pl. IXa, fig. 17.

People 1

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).