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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Ian (G 1607)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Attested
    Neferhanisut (in G 1607)
    Serib (in G 1607)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Possibly late Dynasty 4
  • Site Type
    Rock-cut tomb
  • Shafts
    G 1607 A; G 1607 B; G 1607 C
  • Remarks
    Rock-cut tomb built east of G 1618 and west of G 1808.

Finds 6

Excavation Diary Pages 6

Maps & Plans 4

Drawings 4

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 39

Full Bibliography

  • Fischer, Henry G. Egyptian Women of the Old Kingdom and of the Heracleopolitan Period. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, p. 63, n. 88.

    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.65, plan 24.

    Reisner, Giza Necropolis 1, fig. 146, p. 241 [1].

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 10, Appendix K, Cemetery G 1600, p. 14.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press on behalf of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1946, p. 299, fig. 151.

Photos 16

People 4

Ancient People

  • Ian (G 1607)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1607. Inscribed architrave over niches on west wall of chapel and offering table scene on east wall of chapel, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r pr jnawt nt msw-nswt] royal acquaintance, overseer of the house of weavers of the royal children; in situ in G 1607. Fragments of inscribed relief (32-3-4a + 32-3-12), identified as [Hrj nst (?)] temple functionary (?); most fragments found outside chapel entrance, one fragment found in G 1607 A. Two limestone offering basins (32-3-13, 32-3-14) inscribed for Ian, identified (on 32-3-13) as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 1607 debris (one in chapel debris, one in debris of pit A).
  • Neferhanisut (in G 1607)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Ian (owner of G 1607). Two names attributed to same woman: Neferhanisut and Nefery. Called Nefery on inscribed architrave over niches on west wall of chapel and on offering table scene on east wall of chapel; in situ in G 1607. Called Neferhanisut on fragments of inscribed relief (32-3-4a + 32-3-12), identified as [(rxt) nswt] royal acquaintance; most fragments found outside chapel entrance, one fragment found in G 1607 A.
  • Serib (in G 1607)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son of Ian (owner of G 1607). Appears (depicted as young boy standing under parent's chair) on fragments of inscribed relief (32-3-4a + 32-3-12), partially identified as [jmj(-r . . .)] overseer. . . ; most fragments found outside chapel entrance, one fragment found in G 1607 A.

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.