The Mastabas of Qar and Idu G 7101 and 7102 - Digitally Revised and Enhanced Edition

Part II - Idu G 7102

Section 5 - Register of Objects


Section 5 - Register of Objects

Publications September 27. 2019

The mastaba of Idu (G 7102). Associated shafts and burials. Based on fig. 1. Plan of area north of G7110-7120; Qar (G7101) and Idu (G7102) (Click to enlarge)

G 7102, From outer courtyard

25-1-758. Scarab, green glazed steatite, 1. 1.1. h. .5. w. 7. 


G 7102, Debris in outer courtyard of chapel

25-1-683. Two fitting fragments of an alabaster finger ring, d. 2.2, w. .4.

25-1-684. Six disc beads, faience, d. 1.6, th. 1.5.

 Lid of small faience jar, d. 3.4, th. 1.1.

Faience vessels; 25-1-685: top row, second from right (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)
 

25-1-686. Part of pedestal (or jar?), faience, hard baked with blue core, h. 2.3, w. 5.7. Joins 24-12-919 from G 7310 B.

25-1-687. End of a copper drill, 1. 2.7, d. .9 (.2 x .15 near point).

25-1-688. Frag. of copper drill.

25-1-689. Frag. of faience bowl. 6.7 x 5.5.

25-1-690. Four frags. from an alabaster statue showing skirt texture, (a) 8.1 x 6.7, (b) 3.5 x 7.4.

25-1-691. Several frags. of statue, translucent diorite, showing smooth sides. The two largest: (a) 18.5 x 14.7, (b) 6.2 x 2.2.

25-1-692. Frag. of 1st. wall relief bearing unidentifiable sunk relief, 11.8 x 8.0.

25-1-693. Frag. of 1st. wall relief, raised, bearing unidentifiable lines, 11.9 x 7.4.

 Frag. of 1st. wall relief, raised, with vertical inscription ...šmꜥw tꜣ mḥw.... At left, a nearly vertical raised line leaning slightly left, perhaps a portion of a staff of standing figure facing right. 23 x 16.5.

Fragments of relief; 25-1-694: middle row, first from left (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)
 

25-1-695. Frag. of 1st. wall relief, raised, showing bottom line of register with human foot facing right. 21 x 38.

25-1-696. Frag. of 1st. wall relief, raised, with bovine front leg facing right on line of lower register, beneath which is raised letter r. 10.2 x 9.5.

25-1-697. Frag, of 1st. wall relief, raised, with unidentifiable subject. 17.1 x 6.1.

25-1-739. Base frag. of alabaster bowl, h. 1.5, d. 5.7.

25-1-740. Faience cylinder bead, l. 1.7, d. .5.

25-1-741. Four disc beads, faience, l. 1.4, d. 1.5.

 Faience amulet fragment, torso of standing god, h. 1.4.

Amulets; 25-1-742 (= MFA 25.18.17): third row, tenth from left (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)
 

25-1-743. Carnelian earring with bevelled edge, d. 1.4, th. .4.

25-1-744. RBW pottery dish, pebble polished, with flaring mouth, in fragments, and fragments of three more, h. 9.9, d.m. 25.2, db. 6.2 (cf. GN II, Fig. 75, 80, Cairo No. 67688).

25-1-745. Three rim frags. of RW pottery bowl with outer lip. 8.1 x 7.2.

25-1-746. Small RW pottery jar in frags. h. 16.3, d.m. 4.4 (cf. GN II, Fig. 58, 34-4-8).


G 7102 A, pit

25-1-312. Frag. of 1st. wall relief, incised, bearing sunk inscription in two columns. On left: ...ḥm n nb..., and on right [imy-r sš] n ꜥprw.... 32 x 19. This piece may be a part of the same inscription as 25-1-119, 25-1-122, 25-1-123, and 25-1-124.

25-1-428. Frags. of large pottery jar of indeterminate shape.


G 7102 C Burial of Idu (In the doorway of chamber)

 Two broad model adzes of copper: (a) l. 8.1, w. 1.6 at cutting edge, 1.1 at butt, (b) 1. 8.2, w. 1.6 each

Copper tools; 25-1-436 (= MFA 25.1634, two tools): bottom row, third and forth from left (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)
 

 Two model chisels of copper showing traces of cloth on underside: (a) 1. 7.8, w. cutting edge .8, at butt 1.0, (b) 1. 7.7, w. cutting edge .9, at butt 1.1.

Copper tools; 25-1-437 (= MFA 25.1634, two tools): bottom row, fifth and sixth from left (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)
 

Debris in the chamber

 Large RP bent sided bowl, pebble polished, 1. 12.1, d. 33.0. Type C-XXX a.

Pottery; 25-1-648 (bowl): middle row, first from left (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)
 

25-1-649. Large RP bowl, pebble polished, broken, and frags. of another, h. 8.6, d. 30.1. Type C-LXI.

25-1-650. Large RP dish, pebble polished, in fragments, h. 8.5, d. 40.1. Type C-LIII A C1.

25-1-651. Rim frag. of RP bowl, pebble polished. Similar to 25-1-650. 7.5 x 6.0. Same type.

25-1-652. Rim frags. of RBW bowl with inner lip, pebble polished. 6.0 x 8.5.

 Flint blade, with pointed end and rounded butt, 1. 7.8, w. 1.2.

Flints; 25-1-653 (= MFA 25.1768): bottom row, first from right (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)
 

 Four frags. of head of life size statue of king with triple pleated wig and a falcon behind, similar to Chephren statue in Cairo, (a) 15.3 x 13.5, (b) 21.2 x 13.9, (c) 18.2 x 17.0. Smith, HESPOK, p. 20, pl. V a. See pl. XIV d; fig. 43.

Fragments of alabaster royal statue from debris over chapel of G 7102; 25-1-587 (= MFA 27.1466) (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)

Pl. XIV d. Fragment of head of alabaster statue of Cheops(?) with falcon at rear (top), and Figure 43. Idu (G 7102). Reconstruction by Suzanne Chapman of royal statue head 25-1-587 (bottom)
 

G 7102 D, chamber

25-1-110. Large steatite(?) cylinder bead, 1. 3.7, d. .6.

25-1-111. Two steatite(?) cylinder beads, (a) 1.8 x .5, (b) 1.7 x .5.


G 7102 E, pit

 Six fitting fragments of 1st. wall relief from the corner of a door jamb described above, pl. XXXIV a, b; fig. 42. 70 x 60.

Pl. XXXIV a. Corner block, left side from pit of G 7102 E, with representation of Idu’s [son] Qar; small fragment with titles from same location (far left), Pl. XXXIV b. Corner block, right side, with titles (left), Figure 42. Idu (G 7102 E). Corner block assigned to middle level chamber (right) (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)

Fragments of relief; 25-1-123 (= part of MFA 25.1518): middle row, second from left (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University)
 

  Frag. of 1st. wall relief, incised, showing vertical column of finely carved signs (facing right), reading imy-r ḥwt wrt 6 mꜣꜥt. Probably a part of the same relief as the previous. 46 x 10. See pl. XXXIV a; fig. 42.

Pl. XXXIV a. Corner block, left side from pit of G 7102 E, with representation of Idu’s [son] Qar; small fragment with titles from same location (left), and Figure 42. Idu (G 7102 E). Corner block assigned to middle level chamber (right) (for additional information, click on the photo to visit Digital Giza, The Giza Project at Harvard University
 

25-1-120. Frag. of 1st. wall relief, incised (?), bearing part of an offering list in vertical inscription at left, reading ...ḫ.ꜣ ... ḫꜣ ḥnḳt t, and on right the top part of a vertical column reading  ḥt-ḫw.f facing left. 16.5 x 22.5.


G 7102 E, chamber

25-1-127. Top part of an al. headrest, broken, 1. 12.3, w. 8.2, th. 2.6.


G 7102 F, outside pit

25-1-95. Two fitting fragments from an al. statue, pan unidentifiable. 10.6 x 8.5.

25-1-96. Frag. from an al. statue, part unidentifiable. 13 x 7.1.


G 7102 G, burial chamber

25-1-756. Small copper mirror with handle tang, h. 12.1, w. 11.4, th. .3.

William Kelly-Simpson's notes on the objects associated with the tomb of Idu (Click to explore all pages)

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