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  • Format
    Journal Article
  • Language
    ENGLISH
  • Year Published
    1992
  • Number of Pages
    8
  • Citation Text
    Bolshakov, Andrey. "Princess Hm.t-ra(w): The First Mention of Osiris?" Chronique d'Égypte 67 (1992), pp. 203-210.
  • Individual - Ancient
    Hemetre (G 8464)
    Hemu (G 8492)
    Hetepheres (in G 8464)
    Hetepheres II (G 7110-7120)
    Khafre
    Khentkaus (in G 8464)
    Khentkaus [I] (G 8400)
    Meresankh (in G 8464)
    Meresankh II (G 7410-7420)
    Meresankh III (G 7530-7540)
    Niuserre
    Senebuka (G 8462)
    Shepseskaf
    Shepseskafankh (G 8492)
    Shepsesre (in G 8464)
  • Publisher
    Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth, Belgian
  • Author
    Andrey Bolshakov

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 8464

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)

People 16

Ancient People

  • Hemetre (G 8464)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Father probably Khafre
  • Hemu (G 8492)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 8492. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (drum lintel, architrave, door jambs, northern false door, chapel west wall), identified variously as [rx nswt wab nswt sHD pr-aA smr pr Hrj-sStA Hm-nTr Nj-wsr-ra Hm-nTr ra m Axt-ra Hm-nTr Sspw-jb-ra sHD pr jrj mrHt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, inspector of the Great House, companion of the house, secretary, priest of Niuserre, priest of Re in the sun-temple of Menkauhor, priest of Re in the sun-temple of Niuserre, inspector of the house, keeper of oils; in situ in G 8492. Appears south of southern false door on west wall of chapel, and on left outer door thickness, identified as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe; both in situ in G 8472. Also appears with his wife Nubhetep on limestone panel (EMC_TR_19.6.46.7); found displaced in front of doorway of chapel in G 8472. Fragments of a false door inscribed for Hemu were found displaced near the northern end of the western wall of the passage between G 8472 and G 8492.
  • Hetepheres (in G 8464)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Daughter of princess Hemetre (Hassan, Giza 6 [3], pp. 43-65.
  • Hetepheres II (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Original owner of G 7110, along with Kawab (owner of G 7120). Appears with her daughter Meresankh III in G 7530-7540 (east and west walls, main room), and in pair statue MFA 30.1456 (= 27-4-963 + 27-4-964 + 27-4-965). Later married to a king, possibly Djedefre (Radjedef) according to Reisner, but Khafre is also a possibility. Her association with G 7350, and its sarcophagus is uncertain. Also mentioned in tomb of her steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Khafre

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.
  • Khentkaus (in G 8464)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Daughter of Princess Hemetra (G 8464).
  • Khentkaus [I] (G 8400)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 8400. Possible daughter of Menkaure. Chapel entrance door jambs and fragments of false door inscribed for Khentkaus, identified as [mwt nswt-bjtj nswt-bjtj sAt nTr] mother of the two kings of Upper and Lower Egypt, daughter of the god; in situ in G 8400. Alternately the titles may read [nswt-bjtj mwt nswt-bjtj sAt nTr] king of Upper and Lower Egypt, mother of the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, daughter of the god.
  • Meresankh (in G 8464)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Daugher of Hemetre in the Central Field (G 8464).
  • Meresankh II (G 7410-7420)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Meresankh buried in G 7410.
  • Meresankh III (G 7530-7540)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Owner of G 7530-7540.Granddaughter of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid, and wife of either Khafre or Menkaure. Her unique underground chapel (labeled G 7530-7540) preserves beautifully carved and painted scenes of the queen and her royal family, as well as servants, artisans, and funerary priests. The scenes also depict the sort of rich burial goods that would have been placed in Meresankh’s tomb: statues and fine furniture; boxes containing food, clothing, and jewelry; even a representation of the black granite sarcophagus that was actually found in situ in her burial chamber. Chapel entrance architrave, jambs, reveals and drum inscribed for Meresankh, idenitifed as [mAAt Hr stX wrt Hts nbwj xt Hr wrt Hst DHwtj smrt Hr mrt=f sAt nswt n Xt=f Hmt nswt mrt] seer of Horus and Seth, great one of the hetes-scepter of the Two Lords, khet-priestess of Horus, great of praises of Thoth, companion of Horus, his beloved, king's daughter of his body, beloved king's wife; in situ in G 7530-7540. Appears in chapel relief of main room: seated holding lotus (south wall); standing with her mother (east wall), idenitifed as [wrt Hts] great one of the hetes-scepter; on pillars (north wall), idenitifed as [tjst Hr] intimate(?) of Horus; seated at offering table, standing north of false door and on central pillar, and with her mother and son (west wall), idenitifed as [Hm-nTr DHwtj wrt Hts nbtj Hm-nTr bApf Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt jwnt smAwt mrjj nbtj] priestess of Thoth, great one of the hetes-scepter of the Two Ladies, priestess of Bapef, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-Dendera, consort of him who is beloved of the Two Ladies; in situ in G 7530-7540. Also appears on all walls of offering (west) room; in situ in G 7530-7540. Architrave on north wall of north room inscribed for Meresankh; uninscribed statues may also represent Meresankh (along with other female family members); in situ in G 7530-7540. Black granite sarcophagus (Cairo JE 54935) inscribed for Meresankh, idenitifed as [xrp sSmtjw SnDt] director of butchers of the 'Acacia House'; in situ in burial chamber of G 7530-7540. Incomplete limestone statue of Meresankh (MFA 30.1457) and pair statue of Meresankh and Hetepheres II (MFA 30.1456); found displaced in debris of main room. Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Nebemakhet (owner of G 8172 = Lepsius 86). Appears in relief of inner chapel (above doorway in eastern wall), identified as [mAAt Hr stX wrt Hts wrt Hst Hmt nswt] seer of Horus and Seth, great one of the hetes-scepter, great of praises, king's wife; in situ in G 8172. Also mentioned in the tomb of her steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Niuserre

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks King of Dynasty 5.
  • Senebuka (G 8462)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Lintel with offering-text, and drum with name and titles.
  • Shepseskaf

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Last king of Dynasty 4. Son of Menkaure. Horus name: [SpsXt] Shepseskhet.
  • Shepseskafankh (G 8492)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Presumed by Hassan to be co-owner of tomb. Southern false door inscribed for Shepseskafankh, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA jmj-r pr] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests, steward; in situ.
  • Shepsesre (in G 8464)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • Remarks Son of Princess Hemetra (G 8646).

Modern People

Institutions 1