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  • Format
    Article
  • Language
    ENGLISH
  • Series
    Supplément aux Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte
  • Year Published
    2005
  • Number of Pages
    14
  • Citation Text
    Hawass, Zahi. "Unique Statues at Giza V: The Exceptional Statue of the Priest Kai and His Family." In Khaled Daoud, Shafia Bedier & Sawsan Abd el-Fatah, eds. Studies in Honor of Ali Radwan. Supplément aux Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, no. 34. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2005, pp. 25-38.

  • Editor
    Khaled Daoud, Egyptian
    Sawsan Abd el-Fatah, Egyptian
    Shafia Bedier, Egyptian
  • Publisher
    Supreme Council of Antiquities
  • Author
    Zahi Hawass, Egyptian
  • Individual - Ancient
    Kapunisut Kai (G 4651 and G 1741)
    Merib Kapunisut (G 2100-I)
    Nefretankh (in G 4651 and G 1741)
    Nofret (in G 1741)
    Shepseska (in G 1741)
    Wekhetka (in G 4651 and G 1741)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 1741

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4651

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 10

Ancient People

  • Kapunisut Kai (G 4651 and G 1741)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 4651 and G 1741. Architectural elements (in G 4651), including chapel entrance lintel and drum lintel, and north and south false doors inscribed for Kai; also appears (in G 4651) in chapel relief, west and south walls, and chapel entrance north and south door jambs, and chapel facade (panels of relief on either side of chapel entrance), identified as [rx nswt sS a nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA jmj-r prw mswt nswt wab nswt sAb sS aprw] royal acquaintance, royal document scribe, overseer of ka-priests, overseer of the houses of the king's children, royal wab-priest, juridicial scribe of the crews; in situ in G 4651. Also appears (in G 4650) on false door inscribed for Iabtet (owner of G 4650), lower north and south inner jambs, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA nb jmAx kAj] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests, possessor of reverence, Kai; in situ in G 4650. Architectural elements (in G 1741) inscribed for Kai; also seated group statue (Cairo JE 99128) inscribed for Kai and two of his children, Nefretankh and Shepseska; Kai identified as [sAb sS sqd n wjA] juridicial scribe, rower of a boat); found in situ in G 1741 serdab.
  • Merib Kapunisut (G 2100-I)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 2100-I. Merib, also known as Kapunisut. Chapel entrance lintel, drum and door jambs inscribed for Merib, identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f smr xtmtj-nTr bA-nTrw dwA-tAwj xtmw-nTr Nb-rxjjt ab-nTrw jmj-r kAt nt nswt] king's son of his body, companion, god's sealer of (the ships) 'Ba-netjeru' and 'Dua-tawy', god's sealer of (the ships) 'Neb-rekhyt' and 'Ab-netjeru', overseer of royal works. North and south false doors inscribed for Merib, identified as [xtmw-nTr wjA jmj-r kAt nbt nswt Hts(?) jnpw smr watj wr mDw Sma rx nswt Xrj-Hb wt jnpw] god's sealer of the ship, overseer of all royal works, staff(?) of Anubis, sole companion, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, lector-priest, embalmer of Anubis. Also appears in chapel relief (north, west, south, and east walls), identified as [jmj-r mSa xrp aH aD-mr Haw r p nb wr mAAw jwnw Hm-nTr xwfw] expedition leader, director of the palace, administrator of the fleet, mouth of every Butite, greatest of seers in Iunu, priest of Khufu; chapel (ÄMP Berlin 1107) found in situ in G 2100-I. Also appears in tomb of his daughter Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), chapel, pillared portico, west faces of north and south pillars, identified as [sA nswt xtmw-nTr wjA smr watj sHD bA-nTrw] king's son, god's sealer of the ship, sole companion, inspector of (the ship) 'Ba-netjeru'; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • Nefretankh (in G 4651 and G 1741)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Daughter of Kapunisut Kai (owner of G 4651 and G 1741). Appears (in G 4651) on south false door inscribed for Kai, north jamb; in situ in G 4651. Depicted (in G 1741) on seated group statue (Cairo JE 99128) inscribed for Kai and two of his children, Nefretankh and Shepseska; found in situ in G 1741 serdab.
  • Nofret (in G 1741)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife of Kapunisut Kai (owner of G 4651 and G 1741). Appears (in G 1741) on south false door; in situ in G 1741.
  • Shepseska (in G 1741)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son of Kapunisut Kai (owner of G 4651 and G 1741). Depicted (in G 1741) on group statue (Cairo JE 99128) inscribed for Kai and two of his children, Nefretankh and Shepseska; Shepseska identified as [sS] scribe; found in situ in G 1741 serdab.
  • Wekhetka (in G 4651 and G 1741)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kapunisut Kai (owner of G 4651 and G 1741). Appears (in G 4651) on architectural elements, including chapel entrance lintel and south door jamb, chapel facade (panels of relief on either side of chapel entrance), and chapel relief, west wall, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 4651. Appears (in G 1741) on north false door; in situ in G 1741.

Modern People

  • Khaled Daoud

    • Type Editor
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian
    • Remarks Co-editor of Radwan Festschrift.
  • Sawsan Abd el-Fatah

    • Type Editor
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian
    • Remarks Co-editor of Radwan Festschrift.
  • Shafia Bedier

    • Type Editor
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian
    • Remarks Co-editor of Radwan Festschrift.
  • Zahi Hawass

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates Egyptian
    • Remarks Former Minister of State for Antiquities and Secretary General of Supreme Council of Antiquities

Institutions 1