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Menkaure quarry cemetery: Lepsius 93, displaced block of relief (figures of Setju, his wife Khentut, and his son Iren[...]) in sand, looking __

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_C41_NS
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Menkaure Quarry Cemetery: Site: Giza; View: Lepsius 93
  • Date
    December 1906
  • Problems/Questions
    tomb identification based on names visible in relief
  • Photographer
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Attested
    Iren[…] (in Lepsius 93)
    Khentut (in Lepsius 93)
  • Tomb Owner
    Setju (Lepsius 93)

Tombs and Monuments 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Iren[…] (in Lepsius 93)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Setju (owner of Lepsius 93). Appears in chapel relief, south wall of chamber A (upper register, with his siblings behind his father); in situ in Lepsius 93. Also appears on displaced block of relief; found in Menkaure quarry cemetery, probably originally from Lepsius 93.
  • Khentut (in Lepsius 93)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Setju (owner of Lepsius 93). Appears in chapel relief, west wall of chamber B (standing with her husband); in situ in Lepsius 93. One of two wives of Setju. Also appears on displaced block of relief, identified as [Hm-nTr HwtHr] priestess of Hathor; found in Menkaure quarry cemetery, probably originally from Lepsius 93.
  • Setju (Lepsius 93)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Lepsius 93. False door (west wall of chamber A) inscribed for Setju, identified as [rx nswt sHD wabw smsw hAjt Hrj-sStA] royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests, elder of the hall, secretary; in situ in Lepsius 93. Appears in chapel relief, south wall of chamber A (name not preserved, standing with his wife), and west wall of chamber B, identified as [rx nswt sHD xntjw-S Hrj-sStA] royal acquaintance, inspector of palace attendants, secretary; in situ in Lepsius 93. Also appears on displaced block of relief; found in Menkaure quarry cemetery, probably originally from Lepsius 93.

Modern People

  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Photographer
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.