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  • Tomb Owner
    Kahif (G 2136)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Djednefret (G 2136a)
    Henutsen (in G 2136)
    Iymery (in G 2136)
    Iymery (in G 2136)
    Kahif (in G 2136)
    Kahif (in G 2136)
    Khenmet (in G 2136)
    Khnumnety (in G 2136)
    Maa (in G 2136)
    Meruidu (in G 2136)
    Nebuduat (in G 2136)
    Niankhkhnum (in G 2136)
    Niankhre (in G 2136)
    Seniakhet (in G 2136)
    Wenshet (in G 2136)
    Werseshem (in G 2136)
    Werseshem (in G 2136)
    [...]tek (in G 2136)
  • Smith Date
    Dynasty 5
  • Harpur Date
    Pepi II
  • Baer Date
    Middle of Dynasty 6
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle Dynasty 6
  • Cherpion Date
    Niuserre
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 266; S 267; S 270; serdab; chapel; 3 unnamed shafts
  • Remarks
    Junker's G 2136 is south of G 2140 and along north end of Junker's G 2135. Junker's plan shows six shafts but he numbers only 3.
  • Problems/Questions
    Problem; This G 2136 is south of G 2140. Shafts?

Finds 1

Maps & Plans 4

Published Documents 10

Unpublished Documents 7

Full Bibliography

  • Bolshakov, Andrey. "Osiris in the Fourth Dynasty Again? The False Door of Jntj, MFA 31.781." In Hedvig Györy, ed. Mélanges offerts à Edith Varga. Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts Supplément-2001, Budapest: Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts, 2001, p. 72.

    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.

    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. 39-40 [27].

    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. pp. 94-153, figs. 27-38, 40-47, 51, pls. 8-14, plan after p. 273.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G111.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Re-examination of Reisner's Nucleus Cemetery Concept at Giza. Preliminary Remarks on Cemetery G 2100." 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. 223.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Unfinished Business: The Giza Tablet of Tjenti (JE 72135)." In Mamdouh Eldmaty and Mai Trad, eds. Egyptian Museum Collections Around the World: Studies for the Centennial of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2002, p. 784, note 20.

    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. 76, plan 11.

    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.

Photos 281

People 20

Ancient People

  • Djednefret (G 2136a)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 2136a. Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Lower part of false door (upper part not preserved) inscribed for Djednefret, identified as [(Hrj)-sStA] secretary; found in situ in G 2136a. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father Kahif, north wall (depicted as young boy, behind standing figure of his father) and upper part of west wall (just south of north false door presenting compartment offering list), identified in both places as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; and probably (name only partially preserved) south wall (banquet scene, second register from bottom, kneeling with his brothers and sister[?]); in situ in G 2136.
  • Henutsen (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief (south and east walls) and on chapel entrance door jambs, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2136.
  • Iymery (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Possible great-grandfather of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief north of north false door, top register, with his wife [name not preserved]); in situ in G 2136.
  • Iymery (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Named for his probable great-great-grandfather Iymery. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (one of four offering bearers, third figure from left), identified as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe; and probably (name not preserved) south wall (banquet scene, second register from bottom, kneeling with his brothers and sister[?]); in situ in G 2136.
  • Kahif (G 2136)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2136. Architectural elements, including chapel entrance lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8211) and drum lintel (in situ) inscribed for Kahif, identified as [wab nswt sHD xntjw-S] royal wab-priest, inspector of palace attendants; south false door inscribed for Kahif, identified as [sHD xntjw-S rx nswt wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw Hrj tm(?)] inspector of palace attendants, royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, supervisor of the tem(?); also appears in chapel relief (east, south, west, and north walls), identified on north wall as [Hm-nTr Hr mDdw (Hrj)-sStA Hm-nTr mDdrnbtj] priest of the Horus Medjedu (Khufu), secretary, priest of Medjedernebty (Khufu); appears on tablet of north false door inscribed for his mother Khenmet, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu; all but lintel in situ in G 2136.
  • Kahif (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Grandson ([sA sA=f] son of his son) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (banquet scene, bottom register, second from right, with his siblings and cousins); in situ in G 2136.
  • Kahif (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Grandson ([sA sAt=f] son of his daughter) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (banquet scene, bottom register, fourth from right, with his siblings and cousins); in situ in G 2136.
  • Khenmet (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). North false door inscribed for Khenmet, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; also appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief north of north false door, bottom register, with her husband Maa); in situ in G 2136.
  • Khnumnety (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Grandson ([sA sAt=f] son of his daughter) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (banquet scene, bottom register, first on right, with his siblings and cousins); in situ in G 2136.
  • Maa (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief north of north false door, bottom register, with his wife Khenmet), identified as [sS nswt] royal scribe; in situ in G 2136.
  • Meruidu (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kahif (owner of G 2136), west wall (one of four offering bearers, fourth figure from left), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2136.
  • Nebuduat (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Granddaughter ([sAt sAt=f] daughter of his daughter) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (banquet scene, bottom register, third from right, with her siblings and cousins); in situ in G 2136.
  • Niankhkhnum (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Grandson ([sA sA=f] son of his son) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (banquet scene, bottom register, fifth from right, with his siblings and cousins); in situ in G 2136.
  • Niankhre (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Grandson ([sA sAt=f] son of his daughter) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (banquet scene, bottom register, sixth from right, with his siblings and cousins); in situ in G 2136.
  • Seniakhet (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (one of four offering bearers, second figure from left), identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; and probably (name only partially preserved) south wall (banquet scene, second register from bottom, kneeling with his brothers and sister[?]); in situ in G 2136.
  • Wenshet (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Possible grandmother of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief north of north false door, middle register, with her husband Werseshem); in situ in G 2136.
  • Werseshem (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Possible grandfather of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief north of north false door, middle register, with his wife Wenshet); in situ in G 2136.
  • Werseshem (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Named for his probable great-grandfather Werseshem. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (one of four offering bearers, first figure from left), identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; and probably (name not preserved) south wall (banquet scene, second register from bottom, kneeling with his brothers and sister[?]); in situ in G 2136.
  • [...]tek (in G 2136)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter (?) of Kahif (owner of G 2136). Appears in chapel relief, south wall (banquet scene, second register from bottom, kneeling with her brothers[?], name only partially preserved); in situ in G 2136.

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.