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*Original paper documents for Chapter 9 are in archival boxes K01 and K02 in the Egyptian Section archives of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date
    about 1934–1942
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Henry Frederick Lutz, American, 1886–1973
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Djedwai (G 1452+1453)
    Hetepib (G 1022)
    Ini (G 1235)
    Inkaf (in G 1022)
    Khufu
    Khufuankh (G 4520)
    Neferseshemka (G 4422)
    Sen[eb] (G 1036)
    Shenwy (G 1351)

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 1022

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1235

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1351

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1452+1453

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4350

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 11

People 12

Ancient People

  • Djedwai (G 1452+1453)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (along with Kaninisut) of G 1452+1453. North and south false doors inscribed for Djedwai, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 1453 chapel (south chapel). Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19751) and two limestone offering stands (Cairo JE 37732 = CG 57002, Hearst 6-19816) inscribed for Djedwai, identified as [rx nswt Hm-nTr xwfw sHD wabw] royal acquaintance, priest of Khufu, inspector of wab-priests; all found in situ in G 1453 chapel (south chapel) in front of south false door.
  • Hetepib (G 1022)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Probable owner of G 1022. Limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19781) inscribed for Hetepib and his wife Setepet; Hetepib identified as [sHD wabt] inspector of the wabet; found between G 1022 and G 1025 (corridor chapel of G 1022), attributed to G 1022 (incorrectly attributed to G 1032 in Porter-Moss III, p. 54). Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19761) inscribed for Hetepib (dedicated by his son Inkaf), identified as [sHD Hmwtjw wabt jmj-r mDw Hmwtjw wabt rx nswt] inspector of craftsmen of the wabet, overseer of ten craftsmen of the wabet, royal acquaintance; found displaced in G 1032, attributed to G 1022 (attributed to G 1032 with name incorrectly spelled Iunkaf in Porter-Moss III, p. 54). Pair statue of Hetepib and Setepet (Hearst 6-19781) and pair statue of Inkaf (Hearst 6-19782) found E of G 1022 (between G 1022 and G 1025) (in situ: A10828_OS – A10832_OS, C10240_OS – C10243_OS, C10591_OS, C13270-01A_OS). Offering basin inscribed for Hetepib, dedicated by his son Inkaf (Hearst 6-19761) found in disturbed context at S end of G 1032 (in situ: C10244_OS, C10245_OS, C133056-01_OS; this would appear to be pit A, see cemetery area plan EG000500). Reisner originally (tentatively) attributed the offering basin to G 1022 (GN2_K01_ChapIX_p083), probably based on the findspot of the two pair statues. Reisner later revised his opinion and attributed the two pair statues to G 1032 (GN3_L04_p062), despite the fact that G 1022 is the primary mastaba with G 1032 built (abutting N end of G 1022) at a later date, that the statues were found in "the debris of the chapel of G 1022" (GN3_L03_p023, GN3_L04_p006), and that the offering basin was not in situ in G 1032. It seems more likely that all of the inscribed material (statues, offering basin) originated in G 1022 chapel.
  • Ini (G 1235)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1235. Limestone slab stela (Cairo JE 37727 = CG 57127 bis = Port Said National Museum P 4082) inscribed for Ini, identified as [xrp mrw jHw rx nswt] director of cattle pastures, royal acquaintance; found in situ on east face of G 1235. Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19798) inscribed for Ini, identified as [xrp nrw] director of herdsmen; found in G 1235.
  • Inkaf (in G 1022)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA smsw] eldest son) of Hetepib (probable owner of G 1022). Limestone standing pair statue (two figures representing same man) (Hearst 6-19782) inscribed for Inkaf, identified as [jmj-r wabt sHD wabt rx nswt] overseer of the wabet, inspector of the wabet, royal acquaintance; found in space between G 1022 and G 1025 (corridor chapel of G 1022), attributed to G 1022. Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19761) inscribed for Hetepib, dedicated by his son Inkaf, identified as [jmj-r mDw Hmwtjw wabt] overseer of ten craftsmen of the wabet; found displaced in G 1032, attributed to G 1022. Both attributed to G 1032 with name incorrectly spelled Iunkaf in Porter-Moss III, p. 54. Pair statue of Hetepib and Setepet (Hearst 6-19781) and pair statue of Inkaf (Hearst 6-19782) found E of G 1022 (between G 1022 and G 1025) (in situ: A10828_OS – A10832_OS, C10240_OS – C10243_OS, C10591_OS, C13270-01A_OS). Offering basin inscribed for Hetepib, dedicated by his son Inkaf (Hearst 6-19761) found in disturbed context at S end of G 1032 (in situ: C10244_OS, C10245_OS, C133056-01_OS; this would appear to be pit A, see cemetery area plan EG000500). Reisner originally (tentatively) attributed the offering basin to G 1022 (GN2_K01_ChapIX_p083), probably based on the findspot of the two pair statues. Reisner later revised his opinion and attributed the two pair statues to G 1032 (GN3_L04_p062), despite the fact that G 1022 is the primary mastaba with G 1032 built (abutting N end of G 1022) at a later date, that the statues were found in "the debris of the chapel of G 1022" (GN3_L03_p023, GN3_L04_p006), and that the offering basin was not in situ in G 1032. It seems more likely that all of the inscribed material (statues, offering basin) originated in G 1022 chapel.
  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.
  • Khufuankh (G 4520)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4520. Limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S pr-aA Hsw jmj-r Hsw pr-aA jmj-r sbjw] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, singer, overseer of singers of the Great House, overseer of flautists; found in situ in G 4520. Limestone offering stone (14-4-49 = MFA 47.1634) inscribed for Khufuankh and his wife Djefatka; Khufuankh identified as [rx nswt Hsw xntj-S pr-aA] royal acquaintance, singer, palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in front of false door. Limestone seated family group statue (14-3-4a = MFA 14.1445.1 + 14-3-4b = MFA 14.445.2) of Khufuankh, his wife Djefatka, and son Menkaure-ankh; found between G 4620 and G 4530 (SW of G 4630), originally from G 4520. Appears on small false door inscribed for Iaunisut and his wife Iupu, north outer jamb, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in exterior chapel of G 4520. Limestone offering basin inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [Hsw xntj-S] singer, palace attendant; found in situ in front of small false door inscribed for Iaunisut and his wife Iupu in exterior chapel of G 4520.
  • Neferseshemka (G 4422)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4422. Probable son of Tetu (owner of G 4420). Limestone offering basin inscribed for Neferseshemka, identified as [rx nswt mDH mHjt jmj-xt sHDw pr-mDAt jrjw nswt] royal acquaintance, craftsman of Mehit, under-supervisor of the inspectors of the library of the king's administrators; found in situ in G 4422. Also appears on stela inscribed for Tetu, depicting figures of Tetu and wife (unnamed) seated at offering table (facing right) and figures of Neferseshemka, his wife Perenka, and third effaced figure of [...]nedjemib (name only partially preserved) (facing left); identified (on stela) as [sHD sSw pr-mDAt] inspector of scribes of the library; found in situ on east face of G 4420.
  • Sen[eb] (G 1036)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1036. Possible name based on damaged inscription on offering basin: [rx nswt jmj-r pr Hm-kA sn(b?...)] royal acquaintance, steward, ka-priest Sen[eb?...]; found in situ in G 1036.
  • Shenwy (G 1351)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1351. Limestone offering basin (Cairo JE 37731 = CG 57003) inscribed for Shenwy, identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw sHD wabw nswt rx nswt jrj sSrw n pr-aA] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, inspector of royal wab-priests, royal acquaintance, keeper of the linen of the Great House; found in situ in G 1351.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.
  • Henry Frederick Lutz

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1886–1973
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.