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Details

  • Tomb Owner
    Minnefer (G 2421)
  • Attested
    Hekenu (in G 2421)
    Sakhet (in G 2421)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dynasty 5
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2421 Serdab; G 2421 A; G 2421 B; G 2421 C; G 2421 D; G 2421 E; G 2421 X; G 2421 Y

Finds 22

Excavation Diary Pages 29

Maps & Plans 16

Drawings 4

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 44

Full Bibliography

  • Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 6: 1934-1935. Part 2: The Offering List in the Old Kingdom. Cairo: Government Press, 1948, p. 135, pls. 65-72.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G145.

    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 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. 93 (pencil margin notes), page 94 (incorrectly called G 2427?).

Photos 60

People 4

Ancient People

  • Hekenu (in G 2421)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Minnefer (owner of G 2421). Limestone lintel (36-5-67) inscribed for Minnefer and his wife Hekenu; Hekenu identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 2421.
  • Minnefer (G 2421)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • 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.
  • Sakhet (in G 2421)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears on block of relief with compartment offering list (36-5-66) from tomb of Minnefer (owner of G 2421), right side, standing behind unnamed kneeling ka-priest, identified as [Xrj-Hb] lector-priest; found in 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.