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  • Tomb Owner
    Meretites (G 4140)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Alternate Reisner No
    IV 1
    G 4140-Annex
    G 4141
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle or late Dynasty 4
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4140 A, G 4140 Chapel; G 4141 A
  • Remarks
    Reisner originally called this mastaba IV 1. This old numbering scheme was soon changed and the mastaba reassigned the number G 4140. An addition built against the north end of G 4140 was called alternately G 4140-Annex and G 4141.

Finds 64

Excavation Diary Pages 24

Maps & Plans 12

Drawings 20

Published Documents 9

Unpublished Documents 101

Full Bibliography

  • Aldred, O.K. Art, pl. 18.

    Callender, Vivienne Gae. "The Iconography of the Princess in the Old Kingdom." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 125-126.

    Jánosi, Peter. "Aspects of Mastaba Development: The Position of Shafts and the Identification of Tomb Owners." In Filip Coppens, ed. Abusir and Saqqara in the year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th-27th, 2001). Archiv Orientální 70, No. 3 (August 2002). Prague: Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, p. 339.

    Jánosi, Peter. "The Tombs of Officials. Houses of Eternity." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 32, 38, notes 36, 41.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Eight Years at the Giza Archives Project: Past Experiences and Future Plans for the Giza Digital Archive." Egyptian and Egyptological Documents, Archives, and Libraries, An Annual 1 (Milan, 2009), p. 154. 

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Hemiunu, Pehenptah, and German/American Collaboration at the Giza Necropolis (Giza Archives Project Gleanings: II)." In Antje Spiekermann, ed. Zur Zierde gereicht. . . Festschrift Bettina Schmitz zum 60. Geburtstag am 24. Juli 2008, HIldesheimer Ägyptologische Beiträge 50. Hildesheim: Verlag Gebrüder Gerstenberg, 2008, pp. 30, 44, fig. 4.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. Slab Stelae of the Giza Necropolis. Publications of the Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to Egypt 7. New Haven & Philadelphia: Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University & University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003, pp. 24, 25, 43, 65, 80, 81, 92- 97, 105, 109, 115, 124, 130, 135, 143, 144, 146- 152, 155, 157- 160, 162- 164, 167, figs. 130- 144, 210, 213, 217, 219, 223, 230, 235, 239, 241, 251.

    Michalowski, Art, fig. 193.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 124, plan 15.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 201 [4], 460-465, figs. 3, 20, 280, pls. 46 [a-f], 52 [a-b], 57 [a].

    Reisner, George A. " Accessions to the Egyptian Department during 1914." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 13 (1915), pp. 29-30, 32, figs. 5-7.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 13, Description of Cemetery G 4000, p. 6-8.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts (1942 and 1952), p. 31, fig. 10.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 34.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press on behalf of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1946, pp. 25, 29, 32, pls. 6 [b], 7 [b].
    [Not yet appended to a media record for digital library PDF.]

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom Linen List." Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 71 (1935), pp. 134-49.

Photos 108

People 2

Ancient People

  • Meretites (G 4140)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4140. Limestone slab stela (MFA 12.1510) inscribed for Meretites, identified as [sAt nswt nt Xt=f] king's daughter of his body; found in situ on east face of G 4140.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.