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  • Tomb Owner
    Rawer [I] (G 5270)
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Attested
    Seshemnefer (in G 5270)
  • PorterMoss Date
    Middle Dynasty 5
  • Harpur Date
  • Kanawati Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Baer Date
    Mid Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    2 shafts; serdab; chapel

Finds 3

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 23

Full Bibliography

  • Blackman, Aylward M. "The Ka-House and the Serdab." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 3 (1916), pp. 250-251, fig. 1.

    Brovarski, Edward. "A Triad for Pehenptah." Warsaw Egyptological Studies I. Essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Jadwiga Lipinska. Warsaw: National Museum "Pro-Egipt," 1997, p. 263, note 11.

    Chauvet, Violaine. “Decoration and Architecture: The Definition of Private Tomb Environment.” Servant of Mut. Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. Leiden: Brill, 2008, p. 49 notes 54 and 56.

    Delvaux, Luc and Eugène Warmenbol. "Trois Seshemnefer et Trente-Six Domaines." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 84 (1998), p. 66.

    Gamer-Wallert, Ingrid."Die bewegte Geschichte der Mastaba Seschemnofers III. (G 5170)." Sokar 9 (2. Halbjahr, 2004), pp. 30, 33, unnumbered plan on p. 29.

    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. 33, 216-223, figs. 1, 3-5, 40-43, pls. 13 [a], 14 [d].

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G215.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), p. 48.

    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. 158.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Rawer [I] (G 5270)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5270. Base of limestone statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 8544) and fragments of frieze-text originally from over serdab (Cairo JE 43965) inscribed for Rawer, identified as [sS a n nswt rx nswt sS n Xrt-a nswt sS a n nswt xft-Hr] royal document scribe, royal acquaintance, scribe of the royal document-case, royal document scribe in the presence; found in G 5270. Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Seshemnefer [I] (owner of G 4940). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, depicted as young boy standing in front of his parents); in situ in G 4940.
  • Seshemnefer (in G 5270)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Rawer [I] (owner of G 5270). Offering table top inscribed for Seshemnefer, identified as [sAb jmj-r sSw] juridicial overseer of scribes; found in front of south niche in east face of G 5270.

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.