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  • Attested
    Minnefer (G 2421)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Site Type
    Shafts only (no superstructure)
  • Shafts
    G 2399 X
  • Remarks
    Mastaba/intrusive shaft is in street north of G 2378 and is not recorded on maps. Reisner put down a 120 cm deep test-hole to rock about 10 meters north of G 2378. His hole was between the back and front walls of 'poor mastabas of the latest type' that were cut by intrusive pits. It appears that he assigned the number G 2399 to one of these poor mastabas and assumed the offering basin, though found in an intrusive shaft in the street and not in place, was from/near this mastaba.

Finds 1

Excavation Diary Pages 1

Drawings 1

Unpublished Documents 11

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box K 12, Description of Additions to Cemetery Eneschelon, Appendix G, p. 183.

People 2

Ancient People

  • Minnefer (G 2421)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 2421. Four limestone standing statues (36-5-40 = MFA 37.637 deaccessioned = Cleveland 1948.420, 36-5-41 = MFA 37.639, 36-5-42, 36-5-43 = MFA 37.2740) inscribed for Minnefer, identified on all as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; all found in situ in G 2421 serdab (incorrectly attributed to G 2427 in Porter-Moss III, p. 94). Limestone lintel (36-5-67) inscribed for Minnefer and his wife Hekenu; Minnefer identified as [jmj-r wpwt xntjw-S pr-aA rx nswt Hrj-sStA sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of commissions of palace attendants of the Great House, royal acquaintance, secretary, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found displaced in G 2421. Limestone offering basin (12-11-54) inscribed for Minnefer, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA xrp aH(?) Hrj-sStA n nb=f sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, director of the palace(?), secretary of his lord, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found in test hole north of G 2375 (G 2399), probably originally from G 2421.

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.