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  • Tomb Owner
    Tetu (G 4420)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Neferseshemka (G 4422)
    Perenka (in G 4420)
    [...]nedjemib (in G 4420)
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 6
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4420 A; G 4420 Chapel a

Excavation Diary Pages 14

  • Vol.07.p.001[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/01/1914; 01/02/1914; 01/03/1914; 01/04/1914; 01/05/1914
  • Vol.07.p.004[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/11/1914; 01/12/1914; 01/13/1914; 01/14/1914
  • Vol.07.p.006[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/17/1914; 01/18/1914; 01/19/1914; 01/20/1914; 01/21/1914; 01/22/1914
  • Vol.07.p.008[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/28/1914; 01/29/1914; 01/30/1914
  • Vol.07.p.009[4]

    • Diary page dates 01/31/1914 through 02/08/1914
  • Vol.08.p.020

    • Diary page dates 03/19/1914; 03/20/1914; 03/21/1914; 03/22/1914; 03/23/1914; 03/24/1914
  • Vol.08.p.023

    • Diary page dates 04/01/1914; 04/02/1914; 04/03/1914; 04/04/1914
  • Vol.08.p.024

    • Diary page dates 04/05/1914 through 04/12/1914
  • Vol.08.p.025

    • Diary page dates 04/15/1914 through 04/21/1914
  • Vol.09.p.026

    • Diary page dates 11/02/1915
  • Vol.32.p.680

    • Diary page dates 06/18/1938
  • Vol.32.p.683

    • Diary page dates 06/19/1938
  • Vol.32.p.684

    • Diary page dates 06/19/1938; 06/20/1938
  • Vol.32.p.685

    • Diary page dates 06/20/1938

Maps & Plans 9

Drawings 1

Published Documents 3

Unpublished Documents 11

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 128, plan 15.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 197, 502-503, fig. 307-308, pl. 64h.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 13, Description of Cemetery G 4000, p. 56.

    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.

Photos 25

People 5

Ancient People

  • Neferseshemka (G 4422)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 4422. Probable son of Tetu (owner of G 4420). Limestone offering basin inscribed for Neferseshemka, identified as [rx nswt mDH mHjt jmj-xt sHDw pr-mDAt jrjw nswt] royal acquaintance, craftsman of Mehit, under-supervisor of the inspectors of the library of the king's administrators; found in situ in G 4422. Also appears on stela inscribed for Tetu, depicting figures of Tetu and wife (unnamed) seated at offering table (facing right) and figures of Neferseshemka, his wife Perenka, and third effaced figure of [...]nedjemib (name only partially preserved) (facing left); identified (on stela) as [sHD sSw pr-mDAt] inspector of scribes of the library; found in situ on east face of G 4420.
  • Perenka (in G 4420)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Neferseshemka (owner of G 4422). Appears on stela inscribed for Tetu, depicting figures of Tetu and wife (unnamed) seated at offering table (facing right) and figures of Neferseshemka, his wife Perenka, and third effaced figure of [...]nedjemib (name only partially preserved) (facing left); found in situ on east face of G 4420.
  • Tetu (G 4420)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4420. Stela inscribed for Tetu, depicting figures of Tetu and wife (unnamed) seated at offering table (facing right) and figures of Neferseshemka, his wife Perenka, and third effaced figure of [...]nedjemib (name only partially preserved) (facing left); found in situ on east face of G 4420. Possibly same individual depicted on north door jamb in G 4411.
  • [...]nedjemib (in G 4420)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated; figure effaced and name only partially preserved) on stela inscribed for Tetu, depicting figures of Tetu and wife (unnamed) seated at offering table (facing right) and figures of Neferseshemka, his wife Perenka, and third effaced figure of [...]nedjemib (facing left); found in situ on east face of G 4420.

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.