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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Ankh-haf (in G 2011)
    Djefatka (in G 4520)
    Geref (in G 2011)
    Iti (G 6030)
    Khufuankh (G 4520)
    Userkaf
    Werka (G 1309)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1062

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1309

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 10

People 9

Ancient People

  • Ankh-haf (in G 2011)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Father of Geref, Neferseshemptah, Tjiu and Henutsen(?), all depicted on limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Ankh-haf identified as [sHD Hmwtjw wabt nswt] inspector of craftsmen of the royal wabet; found in G 2011. Limestone offering stone (MFA 06.1880 + 36-3-66), probably inscribed for Geref and dedicated by Ankh-haf: [anxHaf Dd(=f) jr.n(=j) n sA mrjj Hmwtj grf] Ankhhaf, (he) says: (I) made (it) for my beloved son, the craftsman Geref; Ankh-haf identified as [sHD Hmwtjw wabt] inspector of craftsmen of the wabet; found in G 2011.
  • Djefatka (in G 4520)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Khufuankh (owner of G 4520). 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 limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht Hm-nTr Nt wpt wAwt mHtt jnb=s] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore, priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways north of her wall; found in situ in G 4520. Limestone offering stone (14-4-49 = MFA 47.1634) inscribed for Khufuankh and his wife Djefatka; found in situ in front of false door.
  • Geref (in G 2011)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f mr] his beloved son) of Ankh-haf. Limestone offering stone (MFA 06.1880 + 36-3-66) probably inscribed for Geref and dedicated by Ankh-haf: [anxHaf Dd(=f) jr.n(=j) n sA mrjj Hmwtj grf] Ankhhaf, (he) says: (I) made (it) for my beloved son, the craftsman Geref; Geref identified as [Hmwtj xntj-S] craftsman, palace attendant; found in G 2011. Limestone niche stela (in form of tomb facade) (Cairo JE 38673) dedicated by Ankh-haf to his children: [jr.n(=j) n ... msw] (I) made (it) for my ... children; Geref appears in inner left niche; Geref also seems to be name in paint in actual door niche in center; found in G 2011.
  • Iti (G 6030)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Married to Usertka, daughter of Shepseshaf-ankh.
  • 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.
  • Userkaf

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks First king of Dynasty 5. Horus name: [jrjmAat] Irymaat.
  • Werka (G 1309)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Alabaster offering stone (Hearst 6-19755) inscribed for Werka, identified as [rx nswt wab nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest; found in situ in front of remains of false door in G 1309. Alabaster offering table top (Cairo JE 72145 = CG 57037) inscribed for Werka, identified as on offering stone; found in G 1309 A. Alabaster sacred oils tablet (Cairo JE 72146) inscribed for Werka, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 1309 A, in coffin.

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