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  • Tomb Owner
    Irankhptah (G 4811+4812: G 4811)
  • Attested
    Ptahrudj (in G 4811-4812: G 4811)
  • Excavator
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Alternate Reisner No
    G 4814
    G 4810
  • Correct Double Mastaba No
    G 4811
    G 4812
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 6
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4811 A; G 4811 B; G 4811 C; G 4811 D; G 4811 E; G 4811 Serdab 1; G 4811 Serdab 2; G 4812 A; G 4812 B; G 4812 C; G 4812 D; G 4812 Serdab; G 4812 Chapels a-m
  • Remarks
    Double mastaba G 4811+4812 is built east of G 4710 and is not given name G 4810 as this area is shared with G 4813. G 4814 was initially assigned but later changed to G 4811 Serdab by Reisner. Sometimes referred to as "Complex 4810" in Reisner's unpublished manuscripts. Contrary to Curto and Porter & Moss who assign the reliefs and false door of Irankhptah to room G, room G's false door seems to have been uninscribed; at least, Reisner makes no mention of decoration or inscription on it. He says (GN I, p. 269) that Irankhptah's false door is to be found in the west wall of the southern cult place (room H). In unpublished manuscript page GN3_L13_4000_p107 Reisner says there were "false door stelae" in both rooms G and H, but in GN3_L13_4000_108a he definitively describes the false door and wall decorations of room H as being those of Irankhptah, which Curto somehow mistakenly attributes to room G.

Finds 28

Excavation Diary Pages 43

Maps & Plans 21

Drawings 9

Published Documents 5

Unpublished Documents 93

Full Bibliography

  • Curto, Silvio. Gli Scavi Italiani a el-Ghiza (1903). Rome: Centro Per Le Antichitá E La Storia Dell'Arte del Vicino Oriente, 1993, pp. 74-77, fig. 31, pl. XVIIb.

    Jánosi, Peter. "G 4712 - Ein Datierungsproblem." Göttinger Miszellen 133 (1993), pp. 58-59, fig. 3.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G192-G193.

    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. 138, plan 15.

People 4

Ancient People

  • Irankhptah (G 4811+4812: G 4811)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4811+4812: G 4811. False door inscribed for Irankhptah, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r wabt jmj-r Hmwtjw n pr-aA jmj-r kAt nt nswt] royal acquaintance, overseer of the wabet, overseer of craftsmen of the Great House, overseer of royal works; also appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief south of false door, standing figures of Irankhptah and his son Ptahrudj), east wall (north of entrance, lower part of standing figures of Irankhptah and his wife[?] sketched in red paint); lower part of false door and panel of relief still in situ in G 4811 south chapel.
  • Ptahrudj (in G 4811-4812: G 4811)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Irankhptah (owner of G 4811+4812: G 4811). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief south of false door, standing figures of Irankhptah and his son Ptahrudj), identified as [jmj-r wabt] overseer of the wabet; in situ in G 4811 south chapel.

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.