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Attempt at dating finds from Cemetery G 3000 tombs

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Notes
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Mentioned on page
    Iymery (G 3098)
    Mesehet (in G 3033)
    Nefer (G 2110)
    Nefret (in G 3035)
    Sneferuhetep (G 3008)
    Tjenti (G 3035)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 3008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3093

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3098

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 6

Ancient People

  • Iymery (G 3098)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3098. Limestone offering basin (UPM_E13525) inscribed for Iymery, identified as [jmj-r wxrt] overseer of the dockyard; fragment of pottery offering stand (UPM_E13545) inscribed for Iymery, identified as [sHD wabw] inspector of wab-priests; limestone drum lintel (UPM_E13527) inscribed for Iymery (identified as [rx nswt wab mwt nswt] royal acquaintance, wab-priest of the king's mother) and Persenet (dedicated by their son Rudj, owner of G 3086); all found in G 3098.
  • Mesehet (in G 3033)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Sabef. Fragment of false door (UPM_E13547) with name of Mesehet; found in debris of G 3033.
  • Nefer (G 2110)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2110. Appears in chapel relief (south, west, and east walls; not all instances with inscription preserved), identifed as [(sAb) nxt-xrw HqA Hwt jmj-r sSw Xrt-a nswt Hrj-sStA nswt m swt nb sS pr-aA] strong-of-voice (of the judiciary), chief of the estate, overseer of scribes of the portfolios of the king, secretary of the king in all places, scribe of the Great House; in situ in G 2110. Displaced fragments of relief (three unregistered fragments + 36-12-2 = MFA 31.780), upper part of standing figures of Nefer and Wenankhes; originally from G 2110, south wall of chapel (lower part of figures still in situ). Displaced blocks of relief from south door jamb (Louvre B 51) and north door jamb (MFA 07.1002) inscribed for Nefer, identifed as [jmj-r Xkrw nswt nb xrp aprw nfrw jmj-r stj DfAw jmj-r pr-aHAw wr mDw Sma rx nswt jmj-r prwj-HD] overseer of all royal ornaments, director of crews of recruits, overseer of the two places of provisions, overseer of the house of weapons, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance, overseer of the two treasuries; originally from G 2110, chapel entrance. Displaced false door tablet with crossbar = lower lintel (Museo Barracco 1) inscribed for Nefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw aprw jmj-r pr-HD] overseer of scribes of the crews, overseer of the treasury; originally from G 2110, west wall of chapel. Limestone drum lintel (UPM_E13531) inscribed for Nefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw aprw xrp aprw nfrw sS a nswt jmj-r pr-HD] overseer of scribes of the crews, director of crews of recruits, royal document scribe, overseer of the treasury; found reused in G 3015, originally from G 2110, chapel entrance. Limestone reserve head (MFA 06.1886) attributed to Nefer; found in G 2110 A.
  • Nefret (in G 3035)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Tjenti (owner of G 3035). Named on drum lintel (UPM_E13548), identified as [mjtrt] mitret; found in situ in offering chapel of G 3035.
  • Sneferuhetep (G 3008)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3008. South false door inscribed for Sneferuhetep, also appears in chapel wall painting, east, south, and west walls, identified as [rx nswt sS nswt sHD wabw xa-snfrw wr mDw Sma Hrj-sStA n nTr=f Hrj-sStA m kAt sxt] royal acquaintance, royal scribe, inspector of wab-priests of the pyramid of Snefru, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, secretary of his god, secretary of works in the field; in situ in G 3008. Fragment of door jamb (UPM_E13543) inscribed for Sneferuhetep, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in debris of shaft G 3008 C, originally from door to offering room.
  • Tjenti (G 3035)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 3035. Drum lintel (UPM_E13548) inscribed for Tjenti, identified as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe; found in situ in offering chapel of G 3035.