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  • Tomb Owner
    Mesi (G 2009)
  • Attested
    Baru (in G 2009)
    Bau (in G 2009)
    Hes (in G 2009)
    Khnumu (in G 2009)
    Khuiptah (in G 2009)
    Nikaukhufu (in G 2009)
    Ptahneferti (in G 2009)
    Semerka (in G 2009)
    Sesesekh (in G 2009)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2009 A; G 2009 B; G 2009 C; G 2009 D; G 2009 E; G 2009 F; G 2009 X; G 2009 Y; G 2009 serdab; G 2009 chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba built at north end of G 2012 and G 2013. Reisner later relabeled the following intrusive shafts to other mastabas: G 2009 O = G 2013a O; G 2009 P = G 2013a P; G 2009 U = G 2013a U; G 2009 Z = G 2013a Z; G 2009 V = G 2026e V; G 2009e W = G 2026e W.

Finds 14

Excavation Diary Pages 16

Maps & Plans 18

Drawings 3

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 47

Full Bibliography

  • Bates, Oric. "Sculptures from the Excavations at Giza, 1905-1906." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 5, No. 26 (June 1907), pp. 20-21, unnumbered figs.

    Eaton-Krauss, Marianne. "Pseudo-Groups." In Rainer Stadelmann and Hourig Sourouzian, eds. Kunst des Alten Reiches: Symposium im Deutschen Archäologischen Institut Kairo am 29. und 30. Oktober 1991. Sonderschrift des Deutschen Archäologischen Institut Abteilung Kairo 28, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1995, p. 62, n. 32, 35.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G93.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), p. 33.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography ofAncient 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. 67, plan 11.

    Reisner, unpublished manuscript, Box L 11, Description of Mastabas in Cemetery G 2000, pp. 48-53.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), pp. 56, 59, fig. 33.

Photos 142

People 11

Ancient People

  • Baru (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Bau. Limestone seated pair statue (MFA 06.1885) inscribed for Bau and his wife Baru; Baru identified as [Hm-nTr Nt wpt wAwt xntj-S] priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways, palace attendant; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Bau (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone seated pair statue (MFA 06.1885) inscribed for Bau and his wife Baru; Bau identified as [xntj-S] palace attendant; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Hes (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone standing triad (three male figures) (MFA 06.1882) inscribed for Hes, Khuiptah, and Nikaukhufu; Hes identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Khnumu (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone offering basin (MFA 06.1884) inscribed for Khnumu, identified as [xntj-S] palace attendant; found in G 2009 chapel.
  • Khuiptah (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone standing triad (three male figures) (MFA 06.1882) inscribed for Hes, Khuiptah, and Nikaukhufu; Khuiptah identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Mesi (G 2009)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2009. Limestone standing pair statue (Cairo JE 38670) inscribed for Mesi and his wife Sesesekh; Mesi identified as [xntj-S] palace attendant; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Nikaukhufu (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone standing triad (three male figures) (MFA 06.1882) inscribed for Hes, Khuiptah, and Nikaukhufu; Nikaukhuf identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Ptahneferti (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone standing statue (MFA 06.1881) inscribed for Ptahneferti (depicted as young boy), identified as [Hmwtj] craftsman; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Semerka (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone offering basin (Cairo JE 38674) inscribed for Semerka, identified as [xntj-S] palace attendant; found in G 2009 chapel.
  • Sesesekh (in G 2009)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife of Mesi (owner of G 2009). Limestone standing pair statue (Cairo JE 38670) inscribed for Mesi and his wife Sesesekh (or Senenu; correct spelling of name in question); Sesesekh identified as [Hm-nTr HwtHr m swt nb xntj-S] priestess of Hathor in all her places, palace attendant; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.

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.