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Unpublished manuscript transcription: begin page 1 (alternate version)

V.
Chamber of Sneferu-Hotep
The offering room of Mastaba G 3008 contained stelae of Sneferu-hotep and his wife Khenut-nist-em-Yenty. About two thirds of the length of the walls were standing, but even on these the painted decoration had suffered severly from fading and from disintegration. The surface of the limestone was covered with a pale pinkish stucco on which the decoration was carried out in color. Only the red has survived with here and there a trace of yellow and gray (blue?). As a whole the chamber present neither [?] scenes [nor?] inscriptions varying much from many others already known and described. It had however two interesting [illegible]. First several changes of design or corrections by the artists, one on the S wall and several on the East, have [illegible] on the portions [?] preserved of the main west wall. Second the system of marking out the work by red lines as a guide for the rows of figures and their component parts, height of head, shoulders, etc. and their vertical axes.
On the south side the row of figures on the left side are all the same vertical line. On this [?]

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Mentioned on page
    Khenut Inti (in G 3008)
    Sneferuhetep (G 3008)
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 3008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khenut Inti (in G 3008)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Sneferuhetep (owner of G 3008). North false door inscribed for Khenut, called Inti, identified as [rxt nswt Hmt-nTr HwtHr nbt nht Hmt-nTr Nt wptt wAwt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore, priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways; in situ in G 3008. Lintel (UPM_E13542) inscribed for Khenut, called Inti, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in debris of G 3030, originally from G 3008.
  • 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.

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

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