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  • Tomb Owner
    Nefu (G 7946)
  • Attested
    Khenmetsetju (in G 7946)
    Tjenti (in G 7946)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 5-6
  • Site Type
    Mud-brick mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 7946 Serdab; G 7946 B; G 7946 D; G 7946 E; G 7946 G
  • Remarks
    Reisner reconstructs G 7946 as a separate mastaba containing a chapel, serdab (sometimes labeled as shaft "F") and shafts B, D, E, G. Mastaba G 7933 was added later, containing shafts 7933 A, and 7946 A and C.

Finds 6

Excavation Diary Pages 10

Maps & Plans 13

Published Documents 4

Unpublished Documents 18

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "Old Kingdom Beaded Collars." In Jacke Phillips with Lanny Bell, Bruce B. Williams, James Hoch and Ronald J. Leprohon (eds.) Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Near East. Studies in Honour of Martha Rhoads Bell, Volume 1. San Antonio: Van Siclen Books, 1997, p. 147, note 45.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G268.

    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. 207.

People 4

Ancient People

  • Khenmetsetju (in G 7946)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Nefu (owner of G 7946). Limestone standing pair statue (31-1-4 = MFA 31.777) inscribed for Nefu and Khenmetsetju; found in G 7946 G.
  • Nefu (G 7946)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7946. Limestone seated statue (31-1-6 = MFA 31.778 deaccessioned = Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri 48.47) inscribed for Nefu and limestone standing pair statue (31-1-4 = MFA 31.777) inscribed for Nefu and Khenmetsetju; both found in G 7946 G.
  • Tjenti (in G 7946)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Granite seated scribe statue (31-1-7 = MFA 31.776) and limestone standing statue (31-1-5 = Cairo JE 57019) inscribed for Tjenti, identified on both as [sHD jrjw-xt pr-HD] inspector of custodians of property of the treasury; both found in G 7946 G.

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.