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  • Tomb Owner
    Neferherenptah (G 4311)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Neferherenptah-nedjes (in G 4311)
    Tjentet (in G 4311)
    Tjenti (in G 4311)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4311 A; G 4311 B; G 4311 Serdab; G 4311 Chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba in field southeast of G 4000, partially built over southern end of G 4320.

Finds 2

Excavation Diary Pages 6

  • Vol.10.p.020

    • Diary page dates 01/04/1916; 01/05/1916
  • Vol.30.p.496

    • Diary page dates 07/16/1937; 07/17/1937; 07/18/1937; 07/19/1937; 07/20/1937; 07/21/1937
  • Vol.30.p.497

    • Diary page dates 07/22/1937 through 08/01/1937
  • Vol.30.p.498

    • Diary page dates 08/02/1937 through 08/10/1937
  • Vol.30.p.499

    • Diary page dates 08/09/1937; 08/11/1937; 08/12/1937; 08/13/1937; 08/14/1937; 08/15/1937
  • Vol.32.p.676

    • Diary page dates 06/09/1938; 06/10/1938; 06/11/1938; 06/12/1938

Maps & Plans 6

Drawings 18

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 11

Full Bibliography

  • Fischer, Henry G. Varia Nova. Egyptian Studies 3. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996, p. 228, n. 412 #24.

    Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 6: 1934-1935. Part 2: The Offering List in the Old Kingdom. Cairo: Government Press, 1948, p. 135, pls. 65-72 [78].

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G172.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Presenting the Scroll: Papyrus Documents in Tombs Scenes of the Old Kingdom." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed. Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1996, p. 577, fig. 8.

    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. 126, plan 15.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 13, Description of Cemetery G 4000, pp 79 b-79 c.

Photos 27

People 5

Ancient People

  • Neferherenptah (G 4311)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4311. North and south false doors inscribed for Neferherenptah, identified as [sAb smsw hAjt rx nswt jrj-mDAt Hrj-sStA sbA nswt] judge and elder of the hall, royal acquaintance, letter carrier, secretary, royal instructor; also appears in chapel relief (including displaced fragments 37-7-21a + 37-7-21b); all but displaced fragments in situ in G 4311.
  • Neferherenptah-nedjes (in G 4311)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son (?) of Neferherenptah (owner of G 4311). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, lower section, right: bottom register, first figure, holding haunch of beef), identified by (faded) ink inscription above figure as [Hm-kA (?) nfrHrnptH nDs] ka-priest Neferherenptah-nedjes; in situ in G 4311. Also possibly depicted on chapel entrance north door jamb; in situ in G 4311.
  • Tjentet (in G 4311)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Neferherenptah (owner of G 4311). Appears on north false door, center niche below drum (standing female figure facing left); also appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, two standing couples face each other): couple on left: Neferherenptah and his wife (unnamed), couple on right: Tjenti (his father) and Tjentet (his mother); identified in both places as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 4311.
  • Tjenti (in G 4311)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father ([jt=f] his father) of Neferherenptah (owner of G 4311). Appears on north false door, north jamb (male figure facing left); also appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, two standing couples face each other): couple on left: Neferherenptah and his wife (unnamed), couple on right: Tjenti (his father) and Tjentet (his mother); identified in both places as [rx nswt jmj-r sSw n Snwt] royal acquaintance, overseer of scribes of the granary; in situ in G 4311.

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.