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  • Attested
    Iha (in G 1039)
    Inetkaes (in G 1039)
    Ipiwer (in G 1039)
    Mertash (G 1039)
    Nebnetka (in G 1039)
    Senenu (in G 1039)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Site Type
    Stone+Brick-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 1039 A; G 1039 B; G 1039 C; G 1039 D; G 1039 E; G 1039 U; G 1039 X; G 1039 Y; G 1039 Z; G 1039 Serdab

Finds 9

Excavation Diary Pages 2

Maps & Plans 37

Published Documents 4

Unpublished Documents 94

Full Bibliography

  • Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G60.

    Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Statues and Statuettes in the Museum of Anthropology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 5. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1930, pp. 12 (provenance incorrectly given as G 1214 for HM_6-19774), 15, 17, 19, 25.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), pp. 33-34.

    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, p. 54.

Photos 199

People 7

Ancient People

  • Iha (in G 1039)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Two limestone standing statues: one inscribed for [jmj-r qdw jHA] overseer of builders, Iha (Cairo JE 37715); other dedicated by Iha [sA=f ir n=f jHA] it is his son who made (it) for him, Iha (Cairo JE 37721); both found in G 1039 vestibule, deposit of statues in debris just E of E wall.
  • Inetkaes (in G 1039)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Mertash (possible owner of G 1039) (proposed relationship to Mertash according to Reisner). Two limestone statues (seated = Hearst 6-19773, standing = Hearst 6-19800) inscribed for Inetkaes, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt jwnt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-Dendera; name spelled [jntks] on seated statue, [jntskA] on standing statue; seated statue found in G 1039 serdab, standing statue found in debris.
  • Ipiwer (in G 1039)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone standing statue (Hearst 6-19799) inscribed for Ipiwer, identified as [sHD qdw] inspector of builders; found in G 1039 vestibule, deposit of statues in debris just E of E wall.
  • Mertash (G 1039)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 1039. Husband of Inetkaes (proposed relationship to Inetkaes according to Reisner). Fragmentary limestone seated family group statue (Hearst 6-19763) of Mertash, his wife, and his son Senenu (only inscriptions naming Mertash and Senenu preserved); Mertash identified as [rx nswt jmj-r pr-HD] royal acquaintance, overseer of the treasury; upper fragment of female figure found in G 1039 vestibule, deposit of statues in debris just E of E wall.
  • Nebnetka (in G 1039)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone standing statue (Cairo JE 37718) inscribed for Nebnetka (Porter-Moss III, p. 54), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 1039, vestibule, deposit of statues in debris just E of E wall.
  • Senenu (in G 1039)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Mertash (possible owner of G 1039). Fragmentary limestone seated family group statue (Hearst 6-19763) of Mertash, his wife, and his son Senenu (only inscriptions naming Mertash and Senenu preserved); Senenu identified as [sS] scribe; upper fragment of female figure found in G 1039 vestibule, deposit of statues in debris just E of E wall.

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.