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  • Tomb Owner
    Sekhemka (G 4411)
  • Attested
    Khentkaus (in G 4411)
    Minkhaf (in G 4411)
    Nishepsesnisut (in G 4411)
    Sedjemenka (in G 4411)
    Tetu (in G 4411)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Lepsius No
    LG 51
    Lepsius 51
    L.51
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle Dynasty 5 or later
  • Harpur Date
    Niuserre - Unis
  • Baer Date
    Middle of Dynasty 5 or later
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4411 A; G 4411 Serdab; G 4411 Chapel a; G 4411 Chapel b
  • Remarks
    Mastaba in field southeast of G 4000, filling street south of G 4420 and north of G 4410.

Finds 14

Excavation Diary Pages 9

Maps & Plans 9

Drawings 2

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 17

Full Bibliography

  • Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G178.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler Text 1, pp. 73-76.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler 1, fig. 24,

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler 2, fig. 89 (b, c).

    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. 127, plan 15.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 516-518, fig. 319, pl. 72a.

Photos 20

People 8

Ancient People

  • Khentkaus (in G 4411)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([(sA)t=f] his daughter) of Sekhemka (owner of G 4411). Appears on south door jamb of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186), standing in front of her father; found in situ in G 4411.
  • Minkhaf (in G 4411)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Sekhemka (owner of G 4411). Appears on north door jamb of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186), depicted as young boy standing in front of his father; found in situ in G 4411.
  • Nishepsesnisut (in G 4411)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186) in tomb of Sekhemka (owner of G 4411) (bottom register, figure on left, carrying basin and ewer), identified as [jr-ant Hm-kA] manicurist, ka-priest; found in situ in G 4411. Limestone lintel fragment (14-3-21 = MFA 14.1453) inscribed for Nishepsesnisut, identified as [jr-ant] manicurist; found displaced in G 4521, probably G 4522 chapel, mastaba of origin unknown. Based on similarity of title, this Nishepsesnisut seems to be same Nishepsesnisut that appears on north door jamb in G 4411. Lintel suggests he had a tomb of his own, but identification of that tomb not possible based on surviving evidence (G 4522 tentatively assigned to Kap based on fragmentary statue finds). This calls into question identification of Nishepsesnisut, owner of possibly intrusive statue (15-12-46 = MFA 21.352) found in G 4410 serdab, with Nishepsesnisut, who appears on north door jamb in G 4411 and owns inscribed lintel, since if he had a tomb of his own, why was his statue placed in a secondary(?) serdab constructed in G 4410 chapel. Perhaps Nishepsesnisut actually is owner of G 4410 (like Tetu, who also appears in G 4411, is probably same individual as Tetu, owner of G 4420).
  • Sedjemenka (in G 4411)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186) in tomb of Sekhemka (owner of G 4411) (top register, presenting document), identified as [?(Hm-)nTr sHD sSw] priest (?), inspector of scribes; found in situ in G 4411.
  • Sekhemka (G 4411)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4411. Architectual elements, including lintel, drum lintel, and door jambs of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186) inscribed for Sekhemka, identified as [Xrj-Hb Hrj-sStA wr idt smA jnpw Hm-nTr Hr THnw qA-a] lector-priest, secretary, great of censing, sma-priest of Anubis, priest of Horus of Libya, elevated of arm; found in situ in G 4411.
  • Tetu (in G 4411)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186) in tomb of Sekhemka (owner of G 4411) (bottom register, figure on right, carrying basket), identified as [...(?) Hm-kA] ...(?), ka-priest; found in situ in G 4411. Possibly same individual as Tetu (owner of G 4420).

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks 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.