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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.


  • 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
  • Mentioned on page
    Inetkaes (in G 1039)
    Mertash (G 1039)
    Sekhemka (G 2360)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 4

Ancient People

  • Inetkaes (in G 1039)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Mertash (possible owner of G 1039) (proposed relationship to Mertash according to Reisner). Two limestone statues (seated = Hearst 6-19773, standing = Hearst 6-19800) inscribed for Inetkaes, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt jwnt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-Dendera; name spelled [jntks] on seated statue, [jntskA] on standing statue; seated statue found in G 1039 serdab, standing statue found in debris.
  • Mertash (G 1039)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 1039. Husband of Inetkaes (proposed relationship to Inetkaes according to Reisner). Fragmentary limestone seated family group statue (Hearst 6-19763) of Mertash, his wife, and his son Senenu (only inscriptions naming Mertash and Senenu preserved); Mertash identified as [rx nswt jmj-r pr-HD] royal acquaintance, overseer of the treasury; upper fragment of female figure found in G 1039 vestibule, deposit of statues in debris just E of E wall.
  • Sekhemka (G 2360)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2360. Limestone lintel inscribed for Sekhemka, identified as [Xrj-tp nswt sAb aD-mr mdw rxjjt jwn-knmwt wD-mdw n Hrjw-wDbw Hrj-sStA (...)] royal chamberlain, judge and administrator, staff of the commoners, iun-kenmut priest, giver of orders to the masters of reversion-offerings, secretary of ...; found protruding from debris on top of G 2366, originally from north niche in east face of G 2360.

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.