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  • Tomb Owner
    Snefruseneb (G 4240)
  • Excavator
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Alternate Reisner No
    IV 2
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle Dyn 4 to early Dyn 5
  • Baer Date
    Not before Khafre
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4240 A; G 4240 Chapel a; G 4240 Chapel b; G 4240 Chapel c; G 4240 Chapel d; G 4240 Chapel e
  • Remarks
    Major mastaba in field east of G 4000, south of G 4250, east of G 4140 and west of G 4340. Reisner originally called this mastaba IV 2.

Finds 41

Excavation Diary Pages 27

Maps & Plans 19

Drawings 46

Published Documents 9

Unpublished Documents 102

Full Bibliography

  • Ballerini, Notizia, p. 64 [middle and bottom] with note 3.

    Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, pp. 85-90, figs. 36, 38, pl. XXIVb.

    Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 6: 1934-1935. Part 2: The Offering List in the Old Kingdom. Cairo: Government Press, 1948, pp. 113-114, pls. 1-7.

    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, p. 38, note 31.

    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. 125, plan 15.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 465-471, figs. 110, 281, pls. 47, 48 [a-c], 53, 56 [a], 57 [b].

    Reisner, George A. "Accessions to the Egyptian Department During 1914." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 13, No. 76 (April 1915), pp. 29-30, 32, figs. 1, 12.

    Reisner, George A. "Note on Objects Assigned to the Museum by the Egyptian Government." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 36, No. 214 (April 1938), pp. 28, 30.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L13, Description of Cemetery G 4000, pp. 8-9.

    Reisner, George A., and Clarence S. Fisher. "Preliminary Report on the Work of the Harvard-Boston Expedition in 1911-13." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte 13 (1914), pp. 227-252, fig. 239, pl. 6 [b].

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Coffin of Prince Min-Khaf."Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 19 (1933), p. 154.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Origin of Some Unidentified Old Kingdom Reliefs." American Journal of Archaeology 46 (1942), p.

    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, pls. 7 [a, c], pp. 23, 25 [3], 26 [10].

People 3

Ancient People

  • Snefruseneb (G 4240)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4240. False door tablet (Cairo JE 43292) depicting Snefruseneb seated at offering table, identified as [sm xrp SnDt aD-mr dp r p nb smr sA nswt n Xt=f] sem-priest, director of the kilt, administrator of Dep, mouth of all Pe, companion, king's son of his body; found in G 4240. Reserve head (13-11-60 = Cairo JE 46215) attributed to Snefruseneb; found in G 4240 A.

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.