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  • Tomb Owner
    Snefrunefer (Snefrunefer)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • PorterMoss Date
    End of Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 408; S 409; serdab; chapel
  • Remarks
    Should a unique mastaba S 411/413 be opened for tomb built against south side of Sneferunefer's masatab? See Junker Giza 7 p. 45.

Finds 3

Maps & Plans 1

Published Documents 5

Full Bibliography

  • 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, pp. 32-40, figs. 11-14, pls. 9-10, plan after pl. 40.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G385.

    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. 145-146, plan 16.

People 2

Ancient People

  • Snefrunefer (Snefrunefer)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Snefrunefer (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). Architectural elements, including chapel entrance lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7498) and drum lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 7504) inscribed for Snefrunefer, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r sxmx sHD n Hsww pr-aA] royal acquaintance, overseer of entertainment, inspector of singers of the Great House; found in mastaba of Snefrunefer. Limestone standing statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 7506) inscribed for Snefrunefer, identified as [sHD n Hsww pr-aA] inspector of singers of the Great House; found in situ in mastaba of Snefrunefer serdab.

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.