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  • Tomb Owner
    Tjenti (G 4920)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Bahetep (in G 4920)
    Djefanisut (in G 4920)
    Hesre (in G 4920)
    Hesy (in G 4920)
    Iasen (in G 4920)
    Iuf (in G 4920)
    Khentka (in G 4920)
    Menkau (in G 4920)
    Meryef (in G 4920)
    Nebem[…] (in G 4920)
    Nebuef (in G 4920)
    Neferher (in G 4920)
    Neferiutut (in G 4920)
    Nefretkau (in G 4920)
    Netemef (in G 4920)
    Niankhkhnum (in G 4920)
    Petju (in G 4920)
    Redieni (in G 4920)
    Redieni (in G 4920)
    Semenuka (in G 4920)
    Semenuka (in G 4920)
    Semgu (in G 4920)
    Seneb (in G 4920)
    Teti (in G 4920)
    Tisetka (in G 4920)
    Tjenti (in G 4920)
    Tjenti (in G 4920)
    […]em (in G 4920)
    […]ka (in G 4920)
    […]u (in G 4920)
  • Lepsius No
    LG 47
    Lepsius 47
    L.47
  • PorterMoss Date
    Early Dynasty 5 or later
  • Baer Date
    Early Dynasty 5 or later
  • Harpur Date
    Userkaf - Neferefre
  • Jacquet-Gordon Date
    First half of Dynasty 5
  • Junker Date
    Beginning of Dynasty 5
  • Kanawati Date
    Late Menkaure
  • Reisner Date
    Probably later than Dynasty 4
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 4920 Serdab; G 4920 A; G 4920 B

Finds 11

Excavation Diary Pages 25

Maps & Plans 12

Drawings 8

Published Documents 10

Unpublished Documents 62

Full Bibliography

  • García, Juan Carlos Moreno. "A New Old Kingdom Inscription from Giza (CGC 57163), and the Problem of sn-Dt in Pharaonic Third Millennium Society." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 93 (2007), p. 122.

    Jacquet-Gordon, Domaines funéraires, 253-4, figs. 59-60.

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

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 2. Die Mastabas der beginnenden V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1934, p. 173.

    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, pp. 38-39 [24].

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G197.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler Text 1, 71-2; Denkmaeler vol. 2, figs. 30-1, Ergaenzungsband, fig. 26.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "On the Early History of Giza: The 'Lost' Wadi Cemetery (Giza Archives Gleanings, III)." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 95 (2009), p. 120, fig. 22.

    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. 786.

    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. 141-142.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 214, 312.

    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 58

People 33

Ancient People

  • Bahetep (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, sixth figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920.
  • Djefanisut (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, top register, first figure on right), identified as [jmj-r pr] steward; in situ in G 4920.
  • Hesre (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Tjenti (owner of G 4920). Appears on south false door inscribed for Tjenti, south jamb (reveal face, top register); in situ in G 4920.
  • Hesy (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, second register, third figure from right); in situ in G 4920.
  • Iasen (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (panel of relief south of south false door, top register), identified as [sn Dt rx nswt] brother of the funerary estate, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 4920.
  • Iuf (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, third register, second figure from right), identified as [xrp sH] director of the dining hall; in situ in G 4920.
  • Khentka (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, fourth figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920.
  • Menkau (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, third register, fifth figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920.
  • Meryef (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, top register, third figure from right); in situ in G 4920.
  • Nebem[…] (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, third register, seventh figure from right, name only partially preserved), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920.
  • Nebuef (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, third register, last figure on left), identified as [xrp sH] director of the dining hall; in situ in G 4920.
  • Neferher (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, second register, second figure from right); in situ in G 4920.
  • Neferiutut (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, third register, fourth figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920.
  • Nefretkau (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Tjenti (owner of G 4920). Appears seated opposite her husband at offering table on south false door tablet, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 4920. Possibly also on south wall (name only partially preserved), standing behind her husband, identified as [(snt) Dt (rxt) nswt] (sister) of the funerary estate, royal (acquaintance); in situ in G 4920.
  • Netemef (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, third figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920.
  • Niankhkhnum (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, second figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920.
  • Petju (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, second register, last figure on left); in situ in G 4920.
  • Redieni (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, first figure on right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920. One of two individuals named Redieni, other appears on west wall (between false doors, bottom register, fifth figure from right), also identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest.
  • Redieni (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, fifth figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920. One of two individuals named Redieni, other appears on west wall (between false doors, bottom register, first figure on right), also identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest.
  • Semenuka (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, third register, sixth figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 4920. One of two individuals named Semenuka, other appears on west wall (between false doors, top register, second figure from right).
  • Semenuka (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, top register, second figure from right); in situ in G 4920. One of two individuals named Semenuka, other appears on west wall (between false doors, third register, sixth figure from right), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest.
  • Semgu (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, third register, third figure from right); in situ in G 4920.
  • Seneb (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, second register, first figure on right), identified as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 4920.
  • Teti (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, last figure on left); in situ in G 4920.
  • Tisetka (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, top register, sixth figure from right, kneeling), identified as [sS-mDAt Tst] document scribe of the troop; in situ in G 4920.
  • Tjenti (G 4920)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4920. North and south false doors and chapel entrance door jambs inscribed for Tjenti, identified as [smr watj xrp aH Hrj-sStA pr-dwAt HqA bAt] sole companion, director of the palace, secretary of the House of Morning, priest of Bat; also appears in chapel relief (north, west, south, east walls, figure not fully preserved on east wall); in situ in G 4920.
  • Tjenti (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, bottom register, seventh figure from right); in situ in G 4920. One of two individuals named Tjenti (other than tomb owner), other appears on west wall (between false doors, top register, fourth figure from right).
  • Tjenti (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, top register, fourth figure from right); in situ in G 4920. One of two individuals named Tjenti (other than tomb owner), other appears on west wall (between false doors, bottom register, seventh figure from right).
  • […]em (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, top register, seventh figure from right, kneeling, name only partially preserved); in situ in G 4920.
  • […]ka (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, top register, fifth figure from right, name only partially preserved); in situ in G 4920.
  • […]u (in G 4920)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Tjenti (owner of G 4920), west wall (between false doors, second register, fourth figure from right, name only partially preserved); in situ in G 4920.

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.