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  • Tomb Owner
    Kaninisut [III] (G 2156a)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Mery (in G 2156a)
  • Junker No
    Kaninisut III
    Kaninisut [III]
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle or late Dynasty 5
  • Harpur Date
    Niuserre - Unis
  • Kanawati Date
    Early Djedkare
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 287; S 288; chapel
  • Remarks
    Built onto north end of G 2155. Junker and Porter-Moss call this Kaninisut [III].

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 8

Full Bibliography

  • Junker, Hermann. The Offering Room of Prince Kaninisut. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1931, pp. 15-16.

    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, fig. 12.

    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. 145-146, fig. 1.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 6. Die Mastabas des Nfr (Nefer), Kdfjj (Kedfi), Kahjf (Kahjef) und die westlich anschließenden Grabanlagen. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 1. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1943. plan after p. 273.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 8. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Zweiter Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 73, Abhandlung 1. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1947, pp. 177-178, fig. 93.

    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. 79-80, 144, plan 11.

Photos 18

People 3

Ancient People

  • Kaninisut [III] (G 2156a)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • 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.
  • Mery (in G 2156a)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in poorly preserved chapel relief in tomb of Kaninisut [III] (probable owner of G 2156a), west wall (north of false door, kneeling before seated figure of tomb owner, probably Kaninisut [III]), identified as [jmj-r (Hmw)-kA] overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 2156a.

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.