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*The original, paper version of this page in “Appendix N: Cemetery G 4000” can be found in archival box L13 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Kap (G 4522)
    Kap (in G 4520)
    Khufuankh (G 4520)
    Niankhhathor (in G 4522)
    Nishepsesnisut (in G 4411)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 31

People 6

Ancient People

  • Kap (G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 4522. Fragmentary limestone standing pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; Kap identified as [jrj-xtmt n pr-aA xntj-S] he who is in charge of the sealed goods of the Great House, palace attendant; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461) inscribed for Kap, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S n pr-aA jmAxw xr nTr aA] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, revered before the Great God (belongs with 14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Niankhhathor); found east of G 4520, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue. G 4522 tentatively assigned to Kap based on fragmentary statue finds; presumably because only evidence for a chapel (assuming statues originated in a chapel) in area where fragments were found is G 4522. Might be same Kap who appears (identified as [sn Dt] brother of the funerary estate) on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh (owner of G 4520).
  • Kap (in G 4520)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears (without family relationship, if any, indicated) on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh (owner of G 4520), left flange of tablet (one of three men facing right, figure on left), identified as [sn Dt] brother of the funerary estate; found in situ in G 4520. Might be same Kap (possible owner of G 4522) attested on fragmentary limestone standing pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap (identified as [jrj-xtmt n pr-aA xntj-S] he who is in charge of the sealed goods of the Great House, palace attendant) and his wife Hy and fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461) inscribed for Kap, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S n pr-aA jmAxw xr nTr aA] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, revered before the Great God (belongs with 14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Niankhhathor); attributed to G 4522.
  • 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.
  • Niankhhathor (in G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kap (possible owner of G 4522). Fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455) inscribed for Niankhhathor (belongs with 14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Kap); found east of G 4520, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue.
  • Nishepsesnisut (in G 4411)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears on north door jamb of entrance of inner room of chapel (Berlin (East) 1186) in tomb of Sekhemka (owner of G 4411) (bottom register, figure on left, carrying basin and ewer), identified as [jr-ant Hm-kA] manicurist, ka-priest; found in situ in G 4411. Limestone lintel fragment (14-3-21 = MFA 14.1453) inscribed for Nishepsesnisut, identified as [jr-ant] manicurist; found displaced in G 4521, probably G 4522 chapel, mastaba of origin unknown. Based on similarity of title, this Nishepsesnisut seems to be same Nishepsesnisut that appears on north door jamb in G 4411. Lintel suggests he had a tomb of his own, but identification of that tomb not possible based on surviving evidence (G 4522 tentatively assigned to Kap based on fragmentary statue finds). This calls into question identification of Nishepsesnisut, owner of possibly intrusive statue (15-12-46 = MFA 21.352) found in G 4410 serdab, with Nishepsesnisut, who appears on north door jamb in G 4411 and owns inscribed lintel, since if he had a tomb of his own, why was his statue placed in a secondary(?) serdab constructed in G 4410 chapel. Perhaps Nishepsesnisut actually is owner of G 4410 (like Tetu, who also appears in G 4411, is probably same individual as Tetu, owner of G 4420).

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.