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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    Ankh (near G 3094)
    Merib Kapunisut (G 2100-I)
    Nefer (in G 1020)
    Neferhetepes-nedjes (G 3098b)
    Semerka (in G 2009)
    Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)
    Seshemnefer [I] (G 4940)
    Setju (G 4710)
    Tefnen (G 1304)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 12

  • G 1020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1304

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2100-I

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2100-I

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3050

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3094

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3098

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 11

Ancient People

  • Ankh (near G 3094)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Lintel (UPM_E13528) inscribed for Ankh, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found displaced in debris north of G 3094 offering room. Maybe same individual as Ankh (owner of G 3050).
  • Merib Kapunisut (G 2100-I)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2100-I. Merib, also known as Kapunisut. Chapel entrance lintel, drum and door jambs inscribed for Merib, identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f smr xtmtj-nTr bA-nTrw dwA-tAwj xtmw-nTr Nb-rxjjt ab-nTrw jmj-r kAt nt nswt] king's son of his body, companion, god's sealer of (the ships) 'Ba-netjeru' and 'Dua-tawy', god's sealer of (the ships) 'Neb-rekhyt' and 'Ab-netjeru', overseer of royal works. North and south false doors inscribed for Merib, identified as [xtmw-nTr wjA jmj-r kAt nbt nswt Hts(?) jnpw smr watj wr mDw Sma rx nswt Xrj-Hb wt jnpw] god's sealer of the ship, overseer of all royal works, staff(?) of Anubis, sole companion, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, lector-priest, embalmer of Anubis. Also appears in chapel relief (north, west, south, and east walls), identified as [jmj-r mSa xrp aH aD-mr Haw r p nb wr mAAw jwnw Hm-nTr xwfw] expedition leader, director of the palace, administrator of the fleet, mouth of every Butite, greatest of seers in Iunu, priest of Khufu; chapel (ÄMP Berlin 1107) found in situ in G 2100-I. Also appears in tomb of his daughter Nensedjerkai (owner of G 2100-II), chapel, pillared portico, west faces of north and south pillars, identified as [sA nswt xtmw-nTr wjA smr watj sHD bA-nTrw] king's son, god's sealer of the ship, sole companion, inspector of (the ship) 'Ba-netjeru'; in situ in G 2100-II.
  • Nefer (in G 1020)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone lintel inscribed for Nefer, identified as [jmj-r TAw n wjA aA smsw sn(w)-Dt jmj-r Xaq(w)] overseer of boatmen(?) of the great bark, elder of the brothers of the funerary estate (?), overseer of barbers; reused as roofing in G 1020 U.
  • Neferhetepes-nedjes (G 3098b)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3098b (second extension on G 3098). Daughter (?) of Neferhetepes and granddaughter (?) of Duare (possibly same individual as Duaenre owner of G 5110). Limestone false door (UPM_E13519) and limestone offering stone (UPM_E13520) inscribed for Neferhetepes-nedjes, identified on both as [rxt nswt Xkrt nswt] royal acquaintance, royal ornament; both found in situ in G 3098b. Vertical inscriptions on false door jambs: "King's son of his body, (Prince) Duare; his daughter, the royal acquaintance, Neferhetepes" (Neferhetepes-nedjes traces her royal lineage by naming her mother Neferhetepes and grandfather Duare). There may be a connection between family of Neferhetepes-nedjes and Iymery (owner G 3098).
  • Semerka (in G 2009)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone offering basin (Cairo JE 38674) inscribed for Semerka, identified as [xntj-S] palace attendant; found in G 2009 chapel.
  • Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5080. Pillars and jambs of court entrance and north and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nb nt nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt sS Xrt-a nswt sS a nswt n sbAjt nswt Hrj-sStA n Xrt-a nswt jmj-r (pr) aHAw m prwj] overseer of royal document scribes, secretary of every royal decree, overseer of all royal works, scribe of the royal document-case, royal document scribe of the royal instructors, secretary of the royal document-case, overseer of (the house of) weapons in the two houses; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, and east walls); in situ in G 5080. Red granite sarcophagus (33-4-19 = Cairo JE 60541) inscribed for Seshemnefer; found in situ in G 5080 B.
  • Seshemnefer [I] (G 4940)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4940. North and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer; also appears in chapel relief (north, west, east, and south walls), identified as [rx nswt Xrj-tp nswt Hwt Hr-xpr xt HA Hm-nTr Hqt Hm-nTr Hr THnw qA-a sAb aD-mr wr mDw Sma Hrj-sStA jmj-r kAt nt nswt jmj-r sSw Xr-a nswt Hrj-wDbw m Hwt-anx jmj-r stj-DfAw smr Hm-nTr jnpw xrp aH] royal acquaintance, royal chamberlain of the funerary temple of Horkheper (Djedefre), khet-priest of Ha, priest of Heqet, priest of Horus of Libya, elevated of arm, judge and administrator, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, secretary, overseer of royal works, overseer of scribes of the royal portfolios, master of reversion-offerings in the Mansion of Life, overseer of the two places of provisions, companion, priest of Anubis, director of the palace; in situ in G 4940.
  • Setju (G 4710)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4710. Architectural elements, including interior chapel entrance lintel, drum lintel, and door jambs, and false door including upper lintel (tablet = Brooklyn 37.34E, various parts of jambs = Berlin 1125-1127, upper lintel = Berlin 1149) inscribed for Setju; also appears in chapel relief (west wall); identified as [smr watj xrp aH Hrj-sStA n pr-dwAt Hrj-wDbw Hwt-anx Hrj-tp nxb (Hrj-tp) DAt] sole companion, director of the palace, secretary of the House of Morning, master of reversion-offerings in the Mansion of Life, chief of Nekheb, supervisor of the wardrobe; found in G 4710.
  • Tefnen (G 1304)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1304. Limestone false door (Cairo JE 56994) inscribed for Tefnen, identified as [rx nswt wab nswt] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest; false door found in pieces (lower half in situ) in G 1304 (incorrectly attributed to debris north of G 2041 in Porter-Moss III, p. 69).

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.