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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Ankhemre (G 2156c)
    Irienre (G 2156b)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Heknu (in G 2156b)
    Kaninisut [III] (G 2156a)
  • Junker No
    Irienre
    Irenre
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dyn 5 or early Dyn 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 2146; S 2147; S 2148; S 2149; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba called Irienre by Junker is built against north side of G 4970, west of G 2156c (Ankhemre) and southeast of G 2156.

Finds 1

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 146, 148, 156-163, figs. 1, 23-24, pl. 9 [a].

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 7. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Erster Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 3. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1944, plan after plate 40.

    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. 144-145, plan 16.

Photos 9

People 5

Ancient People

  • Ankhemre (G 2156c)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (along with Irienre) of Irienre & Ankhemre (unnumbered mastaba, assigned numbers G 2156b and G 2156c, excavated by Junker). Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Irienre. Name appears on chapel entrance east door jamb; found in mastaba of Irienre & Ankhemre.
  • Heknu (in G 2156b)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks False door inscribed for Heknu; found displaced in mastaba of Irienre & Ankhemre (unnumbered mastaba, assigned numbers G 2156b and G 2156c, excavated by Junker), shaft S 2147.
  • Irienre (G 2156b)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner (along with Ankhemre) of Irienre & Ankhemre (unnumbered mastaba, assigned numbers G 2156b and G 2156c, excavated by Junker). Son of Kaninisut [III] (probable owner of G 2156a). Frieze-text inscribed for Irienere, identified as [(jmj-r) Hmw-kA wab nswt] (overseer of) ka-priests, royal wab-priest; also appears on chapel entrance door jambs (inscription not preserved on west jamb), identified as [sHD Hmw-nTr jmj-r Hmw-kA] inspector of priests, overseer of ka-priests. North (KHM Vienna ÄS 8013) and south false doors inscribed for Irienre, identified as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; false doors found in situ in mastaba of Irienre & Ankhemre chapel.
  • Kaninisut [III] (G 2156a)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Probable owner of G 2156a. May appear (name not preserved) in poorly preserved chapel relief (west wall, north of false door, seated at offering table); in situ in G 2156a. Son ([sA=f] his son) of Kaninisut [II] (owner of G 2156), grandson of Kaninisut [I] (owner of G 2155). Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father Kaninisut [II], west wall (north end of compartment offering list), and twice on chapel entrance south door jamb (censing and handing lotus to seated figure of his father), identified in all places as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2156. Probable father of Irienre (owner, along with Ankhemre, of Irienre & Ankhemre, unnumbered mastaba, assigned numbers G 2156b and G 2156c, excavated by Junker). Appears on north false door (KHM Vienna ÄS 8013) inscribed for Irienre, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; false door found in situ in mastaba of Irienre & Ankhemre chapel.

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.