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  • Tomb Owner
    Kanefer (G 2150)
  • Attested
    Hernefer(?) (in G 2150)
    Ikhet[...] (in G 2150)
    Kasewedja (in G 2150)
    Meresankh (in G 2150)
    Meretites (in G 2150)
    Nakhtka (in G 2150)
    Nedjem(?) (in G 2150)
    Neferherenptah(?) (in G 2150)
    Nikare (in G 2150)
    Ptahwer (G 2151)
    Ptahwer (in G 2150)
    Redienptah (in G 2150)
    Seneb (in G 2150)
    Shepsetkau (in G 2150)
    Wehemka (in G 2150)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Alternate Reisner No
    b2
  • Junker No
    IX 3
  • PorterMoss Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Cherpion Date
    Menkaure
  • Baer Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Baud Date
    Menkaure--beginning of Dyn. 5
  • Harpur Date
    Userkaf - Neferirkare
  • Jacquet-Gordon Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Kanawati Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Reisner Date
    post-Menkaure
  • Barta Date
    Early Dynasty 5
  • Kaplony Date
    Dyn. 4: not later than Menkaure
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2150 A; G 2150 B; G 2150 S; G 2150 T; G 2150 U; G 2150 V; G 2150 X; G 2150 Y; G 2150 Z
  • Remarks
    Mastaba built north of G 2140, east of G 2130, west of G 2170, and south of G 2220. In the 1912 excavation season, Reisner called this mastaba b2. Junker originally called this mastaba IX 3.

Finds 41

Excavation Diary Pages 31

Maps & Plans 28

Drawings 42

Published Documents 10

Unpublished Documents 92

Full Bibliography

  • Goedicke, Hans. "The Title [GLYPH] in the Old Kingdom." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 46 (1960), p. 61.

    Jacquet-Gordon, Domaines funéraires, 241-242, figs. 48-49.

    Jánosi, Peter. "The Tombs of Officials. Houses of Eternity." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 37, note 28.

    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, p. 37 [19].

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 7. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Erster Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 3. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1944, p. 161.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G112.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Presenting the Scroll: Papyrus Documents in Tombs Scenes of the Old Kingdom." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed. Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1996, p. 567.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Re-examination of Reisner's Nucleus Cemetery Concept at Giza. Preliminary Remarks on Cemetery G 2100." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 222-230, fig. 2.

    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, pp. 77-78, plan 11.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 214, 311, 437- 445, figs. 86, 123, 257-268, pls. 38(c-e), 39(b), 40.

    Reisner, George A., and Clarence S. Fisher. "Preliminary Report on the Work of the Harvard-Boston Expedition in 1911-13." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte 13 (1914), pp. 227-252.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Coffin of Prince Min-Khaf."Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 19 (1933), p. 156.

Photos 466

People 17

Ancient People

  • Hernefer(?) (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), facade south of interior chapel entrance (register of figures behind missing figure of Kanefer, figure and inscription only partially preserved), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2150.
  • Ikhet[...] (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), displaced block of relief (32-12-11) (name only partially preserved), identified as [Smsw] retainer; originally from G 2150, west wall of interior chapel (upper part of panel of relief north of north false door).
  • Kanefer (G 2150)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2150. North and south false doors inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [jmj-r wpwt smr watj smsw js xrp aH] overseer of commissions, sole companion, elder of the is-chamber, director of the palace]; also appears in interior chapel relief (north, west, south walls), identified as [mdw kA-HD xrp aw xrp tmAtjw smsw js m prwj xrp mrwj nswt jmj-r pHw Hrj-sStA xAswt nbwt] herdsman of the White Bull, director of interpreters, director of bowcase bearers, elder of the is-chamber of the two houses, director of the two canals of the king, overseer of marshlands, master of secrets of every foreign land; in situ in G 2150. Interior chapel entrance door jambs (part of north door jamb: 32-12-8 = MFA 34.57; parts of south door jamb and small section of facade south of interior chapel entrance: 32-12-7 = MFA 34.58), and facade north and south of interior chapel entrance (block from north facade: 32-12-10) inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [Hm-nTr Sbk Sdt sA nswt mdw rxjjt jmj-jb n nTr=f] priest of Sobek of Crocodilopolis, king's son, staff of the commoners, he who is in the heart of his god; in situ in G 2150 (some loose blocks replaced in original position, others removed from site). Displaced lintel, no name preserved but probably belonging to Kanefer, identified as [jmj-r wpwt (smsw js) prwj xrp aw Hrj-sStA xAswt nbwt smr] overseer of commissions, (elder of the is-chamber) of the two houses, director of interpreters, master of secrets of every foreign land, companion; found in street east of G 2150. Drum lintel (Louvre C 155) inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [sA nswt jmj-r wpwt] king’s son, overseer of commissions; findspot unknown, perhaps originally from G 2150.
  • Kasewedja (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Kanefer (owner of G 2150). Appears in chapel relief (depicted as young boy), west wall of interior chapel, identified as [sS a nswt jmj-r wpwt] royal document scribe, overseer of commissions, and facade south of interior chapel entrance (32-12-7b = MFA 34.58), identifed as [jmj-r wpwt] overseer of commissions; west wall in situ in G 2150, section of facade found displaced, originally from in G 2150. Possibly same individual as Kasewedja (owner of G 5340).
  • Meresankh (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother (?) of Kanefer (owner of G 2150). Appears in chapel relief, facade north of interior chapel entrance (standing with Kanefer), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; part of facade in situ in G 2150, one block of facade (32-12-10) removed from site.
  • Meretites (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Kanefer (owner of G 2150). Appears in chapel relief, north wall of interior chapel (standing in front of her parents), identified as [Xkrt nswt] royal ornament; in situ in G 2150.
  • Nakhtka (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), displaced block from north door jamb (32-12-8 = MFA 34.57) of interior chapel entrance, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; part of north door jamb still in situ in G 2150, displaced block removed from site.
  • Nedjem(?) (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son(?) of Kanefer (owner of G 2150). Appears in chapel relief, facade north of interior chapel entrance, standing before his father (only title and part of name preserved), identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; part of facade in situ in G 2150, one block of facade (32-12-8) removed from site (depicting Nedjem's hand grasping Kanefer's staff).
  • Neferherenptah(?) (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), facade south of interior chapel entrance (register of figures behind missing figure of Kanefer, figure and inscription only partially preserved); in situ in G 2150.
  • Nikare (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), facade north of interior chapel entrance (registers of offering bearers behind standing figures of Kanefer and his mother[?] Meresankh), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2150.
  • Ptahwer (G 2151)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 2151. North and south false doors and offering basin inscribed for Ptahwer, identified (on offering basin) as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; offering basin found in situ in G 2151, false doors still in situ in G 2151. Also appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (upper register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer), and facade face of block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58, including section of facade to south) of interior chapel entrance (top register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified in both places as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; west wall in situ in G 2150, blocks of south door jamb found displaced and removed from site.
  • Ptahwer (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (lower register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer), and facade south of entrance of interior chapel (bottom register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified in both places as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2150. Not same individual as owner of G 2151.
  • Redienptah (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (bottom register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer), and facade face of block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58, including section of facade to south) of interior chapel entrance (second register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; west wall in situ in G 2150, blocks of south door jamb found displaced and removed from site.
  • Seneb (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (upper register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer) identified as [sS Hm-kA] scribe, ka-priest, and facade face of block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58, including section of facade to south) of interior chapel entrance (third register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; west wall in situ in G 2150, blocks of south door jamb found displaced and removed from site.
  • Shepsetkau (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kanefer (owner of G 2150). Appears in chapel relief, north wall (one block from lower middle portion of figure of Shepsetkau = 32-12-12) of interior chapel (standing with Kanefer and daughter Meretites), identified as [rxt nswt Hmt-nTr HwtHr Hmt-nTr Nt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith; in situ in G 2150, except for displaced block removed from site.
  • Wehemka (in G 2150)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), displaced block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58) of interior chapel entrance (presenting document to seated figure of Kanefer), identified as [sS] scribe; portion of south door jamb still in situ in G 2150, displaced blocks removed from site.

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.