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  • Tomb Owner
    Nefer [I] (G 4761)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Hetepmaat (in G 4761)
    Iha (in G 4761)
    Kaaper (in G 4761)
    Kakhent (in G 4761)
    Setka (Setka & Ptahhetep)
    Tjetit (in G 4761)
    Weri (Weri)
  • Junker No
    Nefer [I]
  • Alternate Reisner No
    G 4861
  • PorterMoss Date
    End of Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Baer Date
    End of Dyn. 5 or somewhat later
  • Kanawati Date
    Late Djedkare
  • Harpur Date
    Niuserre - Teti
  • Junker Date
    Late Dynasty 5 - early Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 2074; S 2075; chapel
  • Remarks
    Tomb drawn on plan in Giza 6 is labeled Nofer I by Junker. Mislabeled in some Reisner notes as G 4861.

Finds 2

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 6

Full Bibliography

  • Bolshakov, Andrey. "Osiris in the Fourth Dynasty Again? The False Door of Jntj, MFA 31.781." In Hedvig Györy, ed. Mélanges offerts à Edith Varga. Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts Supplément-2001, Budapest: Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts, 2001, pp. 72, 73.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 3. Die Mastabas der vorgeschrittenen V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1938, p. 39 [25], fig. 1.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 6. Die Mastabas des Nfr (Nefer), Kdfjj (Kedfi), Kahjf (Kahjef) und die westlich anschließenden Grabanlagen. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 1. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1943, pp. 26-74, 74-77, figs. 3-18, 18a, 44, pls. 1- 5, plan after p. 273.

    Kanawati, Naguib. Tombs at Giza. Kaiemankh (G 4561) and Seshemnefer I (G 4940), Volume I. Australian Centre for Egyptology Report 16. Warminster: Aris and Phillips, 2001, p. 15.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Unfinished Business: The Giza Tablet of Tjenti (JE 72135)." In Mamdouh Eldmaty and Mai Trad, eds. Egyptian Museum Collections Around the World: Studies for the Centennial of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2002, p. 784, note 20.

    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, pp. 137-138,plans 15, 28.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 13, Description of Mastabas in Cemetery G 4000, page 25.

Photos 126

People 9

Ancient People

  • Hetepmaat (in G 4761)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Nefer [I] (owner of G 4761, occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (seated with her husband), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 4761.
  • Iha (in G 4761)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Probable son of Nefer [I] (owner of G 4761, occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). False door (KHM Vienna ÄS 7445) inscribed for Iha, identified as [sAb jmj-r sSw sHD Axt-xwfw Hm-nTr mAat Hrj-sStA n wDa-mdw] juridicial overseer of scribes, inspector of the pyramid of Khufu, priest of Maat, secretary of judgements; found in fragments in chapel of G 4761. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of Nefer [I], chapel entrance west door jamb, identified as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe; in situ in G 4761.
  • Kaaper (in G 4761)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Probable son of Nefer [I] (owner of G 4761, occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). Appears on north false door inscribed for Nefer, tablet (censing seated figure of Nefer), identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; in situ in G 4761.
  • Kakhent (in G 4761)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father of Nefer [I] (owner of G 4761, occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (north end, seated with his wife Tjetit), identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 4761.
  • Nefer [I] (G 4761)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4761 (occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). Architectural elements, including chapel entrance drum lintel, east and west door jambs, and north and south false doors inscribed for Nefer; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, and east walls); identified as [rx nswt wab nswt Hm-nTr Hr mDdw Hm-nTr mDdrnbtj jmj-r pr jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, priest of the Horus Medjedu (Khufu), priest of Medjedernebty (Khufu), steward, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 4761.
  • Setka (Setka & Ptahhetep)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner (along with Ptahhetep) of Setka & Ptahhetep (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Father of Ptahhetep. Two false doors inscribed for Setka, identified as [sAb jmj-r sSw wDa-mdw sStA n Hwt-wrt xrp sSw m DADAt wrt] juridicial overseer of scribes of the secret judgements of the Great Court, director of scribes of the Great Jury; also appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, seated at offering table [depicted twice, facing himself]); in situ in mastaba of Setka & Ptahhetep, chapel of Setka. Probable son of Nefer [I] (owner of G 4761, occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Nefer [I], (chapel entrance west door jamb; east wall, south end), identified as [sAb sHD sSw] juridicial inspector of scribes; in situ in G 4761.
  • Tjetit (in G 4761)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Nefer [I] (owner of G 4761, occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (north end, seated with her husband Kakhent), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 4761.
  • Weri (Weri)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of Weri (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Chapel entrance drum lintel and south false door upper lintel inscribed for Weri; also appears in chapel relief, west wall (seated at offering table); identified as [sHD Hmw-kA Hwt-aA sS pr-HD] inspector of ka-priests, (one belonging to) the Great Estate, scribe of the treasury; in situ in mastaba of Weri. Probable son of Nefer [I] (owner of G 4761, occasionally misidentified as G 4861 by Reisner). Appears in chapel relief (chapel entrance east door jamb) in tomb of Nefer [I], identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; in situ in G 4761.

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.