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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)
  • Attested
    Kaninisut [III] (G 2156a)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle Dynasty 5
  • Baer Date
    Mid Dynasty 5
  • Kanawati Date
    Early Djedkare
  • Harpur Date
    Niuserre
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 295, chapel
  • Remarks
    This is Junker's G 2156 which abuts east side of G 2155. Reisner's G 2156 (called G 2156' ) is south of G 2220 and east of G 2139.
  • Problems/Questions
    Problem; This G 2156 is east of G 2155. Shafts?

Finds 7

Maps & Plans 4

Drawings 3

Published Documents 11

Unpublished Documents 7

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. 35 [11], 145-156, figs.1, 19-22, pl. 9 [b].

    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 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 pl. 40.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 12. Schlußband mit Zusammenfassungen und Gesamt-Verzeichnissen von Band 1-12. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 75, Abhandlung 2. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1955, pp. 147-149, fig. 17 [upper].

    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. 229.

    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, plan 11.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 254, 447, figs. 269-70.

Photos 105

People 3

Ancient People

  • 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.
  • Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2156. Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Kaninisut [I] (owner of G 2155), father of Kaninisut [III] (probable owner of G 2156a). Chapel entrance drum lintel and door jambs inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr mAat Hrj-sStA nb=f Hm-nTr xwfw] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, priest of Maat, secretary of his lord, priest of Khufu; also appears in chapel relief (west wall, seated at offering table), identified as [wr mdw Sma rx nswt] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2156. Limestone offering stone (MFA 12.1513) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr xwfw Hrj-sStA] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, priest of Khufu, secretary; found in street east of G 2160, probably originally from G 2156. Limestone cornice (33-1-77) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt; found in G 2200 (= G 5080) B, probably originally from G 2156. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father Kaninisut [I], west wall (between false doors, standing with his brother and sister in front of his parents), identified as [kAn[j]nswt nDs] Kaninisut the Younger; chapel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8006) found in situ in G 2155.

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.