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  • Tomb Owner
    Idu (G 7102)
  • Attested
    Ankhenef (in G 7102)
    Bendjet (in G 7102)
    Hemi (in G 7102)
    Idu (in G 7102)
    Iry (in G 7102)
    Iry (in G 7102)
    Meretites (in G 7102)
    Qar (in G 7102)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 6 or later
  • PorterMoss Date
    Pepy I or later
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 7102 Serdab; G 7102 A; G 7102 B; G 7102 C (Idu); G 7102 D; G 7102 E; G 7102 F; G 7102 G; G 7102 Z

Finds 55

Excavation Diary Pages 46

Maps & Plans 33

Drawings 25

Published Documents 19

Unpublished Documents 102

Full Bibliography

  • Arnold, Dieter. "Old Kingdom Statues in their Architectural Setting." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 48.

    Bolshakov, Andrey. "Hinting as a Method of Old Kingdom Tomb Decoration I. The Offering-Stone and the False Door of the Dwarf Snb." Göttinger Miszellen 139 (1994), pp. 13, 20, 25, 27, 29, note 18, figs. 3, 4.

    Bolshakov, Andrey. "What Did the Bust of Ankh-haf Originally Look Like?" Journal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 3 (1991), pp. 6-7, figs. 3-4.

    Brovarski, Edward. "The Doors of Heaven." Orientalia 46 (1977), pp. 108-109, 113, note 38, fig. 4.

    Brovarski, Edward. "False Doors & History: the Sixth Dynasty." 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, p. 76.

    Brovarski, Edward. "A Second Style in Egyptian Relief of the Old Kingdom." In Stephen E. Thomson and Peter Der Manuelian, eds. Egypt and Beyond. Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University June 2005, Providence: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, 2008, pp. 62-63, 65, 73-74, 77, 89, fig. 4b.

    Chauvet, Violaine. “Decoration and Architecture: The Definition of Private Tomb Environment.” Servant of Mut. Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. Leiden: Brill, 2008, p. 49 note 54.

    Fischer, Henry G. "Notes on two tomb chapels at Giza." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 67 (1981), pp. 166-167, fig. 1.

    Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 4: 1932-1933. Cairo: Government Press, 1943, pp. 71, 72, 75, 79-83, 89, fig. 37.

    Kendall, Timothy. "An Unusual Rock-Cut Tomb at Giza." In William Kelly Simpson and Whitney M. David, eds. Studies in Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Sudan: Essays in Honor of Dows Dunham on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday, June 1, 1980. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1981, p. 104, n. 1.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G241.

    Ogdon, J.R. "A note on an Inscription from the tomb chapel of Idu (G 7102)." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 69 (1983), pp. 159-161.

    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. 185-186.

    Reisner, Georga A. "The Dead Hand in Egypt." The Independent 114, No. 3903 (March 21, 1925), pp. 323-4.

    Reisner, George A. "Excavations in Egypt and Ethiopia 1922–1925." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 23, No. 137 (June 1925), p. 28.

    Reisner, George A. "The Servants of the Ka." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 32, No. 189 (February 1934), pp. 11-12.

    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, p. 294, table 6.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903/1933, p. 203 [40 (131)].

    Simpson, William Kelly. The Mastabas of Qar and Idu, G 7101 and 7102. Giza Mastabas 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1976, pp. 19-31, figs. 1, 10-14, 33-43, pls. I, XV-XXXIV.

    Simpson, William Kelly. "Topographical Notes on Giza Mastabas." In Manfred Görg and Edgar Pusch, eds. Festschrift Elmar Edel 12. März 1979. Ägypten und Altes Testament 1. Bamberg, 1979, p. 492.

    Unsigned. "Recent Discoveries at the Giza Pyramids." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 23, No. 136 (April 1925), pp. 13-14.

Photos 147

People 10

Ancient People

  • Ankhenef (in G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Idu (owner of G 7102), west wall (south end, third register, last figure of left, carrying tray of food and goose), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 7102.
  • Bendjet (in G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Idu (owner of G 7102). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (second register, lead dancer before her father); in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Bendjyt (in G 7101), sister of Qar (owner of G 7101). Possibly buried in G 7215.
  • Hemi (in G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Idu (owner of G 7102). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (top register, in mock combat with his brother Qar); in situ in G 7102.
  • Idu (G 7102)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7102. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, statuary), identified variously as [jmj-r Hwt wrt jmj-r sSw mrt xntj-S mnnfr-ppj Xrj tp nswt] overseer of the great chapel, overseer of scribes of the meret-serfs, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Pepi, he who is at the head of the king; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Idu (in G 7101), son of Qar (owner of G 7101). The relationship between Qar and Idu is difficult to determine; it seems certain that they are father and son, but it is not clear which is which since they each have a son named after the other (i.e. Qar has a son named Idu, Idu has a son named Qar). Qar (G 7101) has a sister named Bendjyt who may be identical to Bendjet, a daughter of Idu (G 7102), in which case Idu would be the father of Qar, but this is not at all certain.
  • Idu (in G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Idu (owner of G 7102). Appears in chapel relief, identified as [jmj-r pr] steward.
  • Iry (in G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter of Iry and granddaughter of Idu (owner of G 7102).
  • Iry (in G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Idu (owner G 7102). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (fourth register, third figure from right, playing harp); in situ in G 7102
  • Meretites (in G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Idu (owner of G 7102).
  • Qar (in G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f mrjj=f] his beloved son) of Idu (owner of G 7102). Appears on east door jamb of offering room entrance, identifed as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe (name and identical titles appear also on east wall of offering room above first statue niche). Also appears chapel relief, south wall (top register, in mock combat with his brother Hemi), and west wall (south end, second register, at head of line of offering bearers, censing before his father); in situ in G 7102. Incised jamb blocks (25-1-118 + 25-1-121 + 25-1-122 + 25-1-123 + 25-1-124 = MFA 25.1518) inscribed with different titles and name of Qar may belong to different individual; found in shaft 7102 E (originally from western chamber off middle level court). Possibly same individual as Qar (owner of G 7101).

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.