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*The original, paper version of this page in “Chapter 16: The Royal Family of Dynasty Four” can be found in archival box L01 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Hetepheres (in G 5170)
    Meretites (in G 5080)
    Meretites (in G 5080)
    Nedjetempet (in G 5080)
    Neferhetepre (in G 5080)
    Neferseshemptah Sheshi (in Lepsius 53)
    Pehenptah (G 5280)
    Rawer (in G 5080)
    Rawer [I] (G 5270)
    Seshemnefer [III] (G 5170)
    Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5170

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5270

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 13

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres (in G 5170)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f mrt=f] his beloved wife) of Seshemnefer [III] (owner of G 5170). Appears in chapel relief, west wall, identified as [sAt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht Hm-nTr Nt wptt wAwt] king's daughter, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore, priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways; chapel (Tübingen 3) found in situ in G 5170.
  • Meretites (in G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter of Seshemnefer [II] (owner of G 5080). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, kneeling beneath chair, middle figure); in situ in G 5080.
  • Meretites (in G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=f] his mother) of Seshemnefer [II] (owner of G 5080). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief south of south false door), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; in situ in G 5080.
  • Nedjetempet (in G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter of Seshemnefer [II] (owner of G 5080). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, kneeling beneath chair, figure on left); in situ in G 5080.
  • Neferhetepre (in G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Seshemnefer [II] (owner of G 5080). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief north of north false door, top register), and south wall (middle register of three registers fully preserved, figure on left), identified as [sS a nswt sAb sHD sSw] royal document scribe, juridicial inspector of scribes; in situ in G 5080.
  • Neferseshemptah Sheshi (in Lepsius 53)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Neferseshemptah, [rn=f nfr] his good name Sheshi. Base fragment of seated statue (Hildesheim 3264) inscribed for Neferseshemptah Sheshi (name only partially preserved): found in debris near Seshemnefer [IV] complex. Probably same individual as Neferseshemptah, son ([sA=f] his son) of Seshemnefer [IV] (owner of Lepsius 53). Appears in chapel relief, interior chapel entrance (north door jamb [reveal]), identified as [sAb sS sHD Hmw-kA] juridicial scribe, inspector of ka-priests; in situ in Lepsius 53.
  • Pehenptah (G 5280)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5280. False door inscribed for Pehenptah; found in situ in G 5280. Limestone drum lintel (39-9-2) inscribed for Pehenptah, identified as [rx nswt sS a n nswt] royal acquaintance, royal document scribe; found displaced in G 5280. Limestone standing statue (12-10-2 = Cairo JE 44609) inscribed for Pehenptah and limestone standing pair statue (12-10-3 = KHM Vienna ÄS 7502) inscribed for Pehenptah and his mother Amendjefaes; both found in G 5280 serdab. Shattered triad statue (12-10-4 = MFA 13.4330 triad + 12-10-4 = MFA 13.4358 fragment of female figure + 12-11-22 = MFA 13.3160 fragment of male figure proper right) of Pehenptah and his mother Amendjefaes; found in G 5280 serdab with some fragments from outside serdab. Son of Seshemnefer [I] (owner of G 4940). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, north end, lower register, second figure from left); in situ in G 4940.
  • Rawer (in G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Seshemnefer [II] (owner of G 5080). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (panel of relief north of north false door, second register) and south wall (middle register of three registers fully preserved, middle figure), identified as [sS a nswt] royal document scribe; in situ in G 5080.
  • Rawer [I] (G 5270)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5270. Base of limestone statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 8544) and fragments of frieze-text originally from over serdab (Cairo JE 43965) inscribed for Rawer, identified as [sS a n nswt rx nswt sS n Xrt-a nswt sS a n nswt xft-Hr] royal document scribe, royal acquaintance, scribe of the royal document-case, royal document scribe in the presence; found in G 5270. Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Seshemnefer [I] (owner of G 4940). Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, depicted as young boy standing in front of his parents); in situ in G 4940.
  • Seshemnefer [III] (G 5170)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5170. North and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, east walls); identified as [sA nswt n Xt=f tAjtj sAb Tatj] king's son of his body, chief justice and vizier; chapel (Tübingen 3) found in situ in G 5170. Son ([sA=f] his son) of Seshemnefer [II] (owner of G 5080) and Henutsen. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (between false doors, kneeling beneath chair, figure on right), south wall (upper register of three registers fully preserved, figure on left), and east wall (depicted as young boy standing in front of his father), identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt] overseer of royal document scribes; in situ in G 5080.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.