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  • Tomb Owner
    Iymery (G 6020)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Ba-amen (in G 6020)
    Gemhapi (in G 6020)
    Hor (in G 6020)
    Khutenptah (in G 6020)
    Mehtihasut (in G 6020)
    Meretites (in G 6020)
    Mit (in G 6020)
    Nebmeni (in G 6020)
    Neferbauptah (in G 6010)
    Nikare (in G 6020)
    Nikauhathor (in G 6020)
    Shepseskafankh (G 6040)
    Shepseskafankhsher (in G 6020)
    Tasheri-ihet (in G 6020)
    Teti (in G 6020)
    Usertka (in G 6030)
  • Lepsius No
    L.16
    Lepsius 16
    LG 16
  • Other No
    Tomb of Trades
  • Harpur Date
    Late Neferirkare
  • Jacquet-Gordon Date
    Niuserre
  • Reisner Date
    Mid Niuserre
  • idem Date
    Niuserre
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5: Niuserre or later
  • Baer Date
    Niuserre or slightly later
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 6020 A; G 6020 Serdab; G 6020 Chapel a; G 6020 Chapel b; G 6020 Chapel c; G 6020 Chapel d

Finds 97

Excavation Diary Pages 50

Maps & Plans 22

Drawings 68

Published Documents 16

Unpublished Documents 78

Full Bibliography

  • Altenmüller, Hartwig. "Funerary Boats and Boat Pits of the Old Kingdom." In Filip Coppens, ed. Abusir and Saqqara in the year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th-27th, 2001). Archiv Orientální 70, No. 3 (August 2002). Prague: Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2002, p. 278.

    Baud, Michel. "The Tombs of Khamerernebty I and II at Giza." Göttinger Miszellen 164 (1998), p. 12, unnumbered figure.

    Brovarski, Edward. "An Inventory List from 'Covington's Tomb' and Nomenclature for Furniture in the Old Kingdom." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed. Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 1. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1996, p. 149, n. 192.

    Callender, Vivienne G. "A Contribution to the Burial of Women in the Old Kingdom." In Filip Coppens, ed. Abusir and Saqqara in the year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th-27th, 2001). Archiv Orientální 70, No. 3 (August 2002). Prague: Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, p. 304.

    Jacquet-Gordon, Domaines funéraires, 275, figs. 69-70.

    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. 41-42 [31], fig. 8(a).

    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. 55.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G229.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler Text 1, 38-42; Denkmaeler 1, fig. 21; vol. 2, 49-54;
    Ergaenzungsband, figs. 3, -7.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. “An Old Kingdom Epigraphic Minutia (or: When a Reversal is not a Reversal).” In Charles C. Van Siclen III, ed. Iubilate Conlegae. Studies in Memory of Abdel Aziz Sadek, Part 1. Varia Aegyptiaca 10, Nos. 2–3 (August–December 1995), pp. 157–162. San Antonio: Van Siclen Books, 1997, pp. 157-162, figs. 1-3.

    Mariette, Auguste. Les mastabas de l'ancien empire. Paris: F. Vieweg, 1889, p. 490.

    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. 170-4, plans 13, 29.

    Reisner, George A. "A Family of Royal Estate Stewards of Dynasty V." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 37, No. 220 (April 1939), pp. 29, 31, 33-34, figs. 4-5.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 289-90, 314, 363-5.

    Reisner, George A. "A Family of Royal Estate Stewards of Dynasty V." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 37, No. 220 (April 1939), pp. 29–35 [reproduced in Weeks, Kent R. Mastabas of Cemetery G 6000, pp. 4-6].

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L14.

    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.

    Roth, Ann Macy. "Little Women: Gender and Hierarchic Proportion in Old Kingdom Mastaba Chapels." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 286-287, table 2.

    Roth, Ann Macy. "Fingers, Stars, and the 'Opening of the Mouth': the Nature and Function of the nTrwj-blades." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 79 (1993), p. 58, note 7.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press on behalf of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1946, pp. 196-7, 285, 309, 322, 330, figs. 75, 127, 166, 206.

    Weeks, Kent R. Mastabas of Cemetery G 6000. Giza Mastabas 5. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1994, pp. 23, 31-57, 71-74, figs. 3-4, 7, 25-46, 68 , pls.11-31, 46, cover jacket.

Photos 124

People 19

Ancient People

  • Ba-amen (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Hor, child (born) of Tasheri-ihet. Ushabtis (25-11-52a, 25-11-52b, 25-11-53a, 25-11-53b) inscribed for Ba-amen; found in G 6020, serdab, late period debris.
  • Gemhapi (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Child (born) of Mehtihasut. Ushabti (25-11-54) inscribed for Gemhapi; found in G 6020, serdab, late period debris.
  • Hor (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father of Ba-amen. Name appears on ushabtis (25-11-52a, 25-11-52b, 25-11-53a, 25-11-53b) inscribed for Ba-amen; found in G 6020, serdab, late period debris.
  • Iymery (G 6020)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of (G 6020). Son of Shepseskafankh (owner of G 6040).
  • Khutenptah (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Iymery (owner of G 6020), third chamber, south wall, identified as [qd] architect, builder; in situ in G 6020. see Kent R. Weeks, Mastabas of Cemetery G 6000, Giza Mastabas 5 (Boston, 1994), p. 53, text 2.140; fig. 43, pl. 29 (Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition photo A4436)
  • Mehtihasut (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Gemhapi. Name appears on ushabti (25-11-54) inscribed for Gemhapi; found in G 6020, serdab, late period debris.
  • Meretites (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Iymery (owner of G 6020).
  • Mit (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Iymery (owner of G 6020).
  • Nebmeni (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Brother of Iymery (owner of G 6020), son of Shepseskafankh (owner of G 6040). Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Iymery, north wall (carrying chair scene); in situ in G 6020.
  • Neferbauptah (in G 6010)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Iymery (owner of G 6020).
  • Nikare (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Iymery (owner of G 6020), east wall (presentation scene); in situ in G 6020.
  • Nikauhathor (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Iymery (owner of G 6020)
  • Shepseskafankh (G 6040)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 6040.
  • Shepseskafankhsher (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Iymery (owner of G 6020), Appears in chapel relief, north wall; in situ in G 6020.
  • Tasheri-ihet (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Ba-amen. Name appears on ushabtis (25-11-52a, 25-11-52b, 25-11-53a, 25-11-53b) inscribed for Ba-amen; found in G 6020, serdab, late period debris.
  • Teti (in G 6020)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Iymery (owner of G 6020), north wall; in situ in G 6020. 1) Bird-netting scene; from left to right; (a) man holding out a live goose, ... snsw .... shd hm-k; Ttf.
  • Usertka (in G 6030)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Ity; daughter of Shepseskafankh, sister of Iymery.

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.