A Cemetery of Palace Attendants (Giza Mastabas vol 6) by Ann Macy Roth, Peter Der Manuelian, William Kelly Simpson

By Ann Macy Roth, Peter Der Manuelian, William Kelly Simpson

Within the latter a part of the 5th Dynasty the necropolis that surrounded the Fourth Dynasty pyramids of Giza back grew to become a favored website for the tombs of Memphite officers. a specific cluster of those mastaba tombs used to be excavated among 1936 and 1939 via George Andrew Reisner. many of the tomb chapels have been came upon to be adorned; others had anterooms with courtyards and porticoes. all the inscribed tombs bore a identify which Roth interprets as "palace attendant". This ebook provides the artifactual, iconographic and architectural result of the excavation in elements. the 1st covers the structure of the cluster as an entire; the second one compares information of the person tombs, and an intensive index lists mastabas, own names, and Egyptian phrases, words, titles and epithets. this can be a substantial research, which leaves no Gizan stone unturned.

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Although much of the decoration was traced in 1987, it was found preferable to use photographic enlargements as a basis for drawing most of the wall decoration in the cluster, both because they allowed a greater part of the original decoration to be recorded in facsimile drawings, and because they could be made without touching, and perhaps further damaging, the plaster still tenuously adhering to the walls. The July–August 1989 season was devoted to making and correcting these new drawings and to the completion of new full–scale tracings in areas where undistorted photographs were not available.

286. 8 Reisner apparently also assumed there was a false door in this position, since he has assigned 2097 to his chapel type (5d), in which one or more false-door niches were located on the non-recessed part of the west wall. 9 Mastaba chapels have either one or two original false doors (or, in the case of 2086, perhaps none at all). Interestingly, the number of false doors does not correlate with chapel type; recessed, L-shaped, and simple emplacements all occur with both one and two false doors.

I have also corrected both the masonry types and the corresponding lower case letters in the mastaba type so that they reflect reality. ) 7 GN i, p. 285 and fig 182 on p. 286. 8 Reisner apparently also assumed there was a false door in this position, since he has assigned 2097 to his chapel type (5d), in which one or more false-door niches were located on the non-recessed part of the west wall. 9 Mastaba chapels have either one or two original false doors (or, in the case of 2086, perhaps none at all).

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