Giza Tomb Idw II

Description:

Summarized from Junker-1914 This tomb was discovered by Junker in 1914 in the pyramid field of Giza. In front of the east wall of the mastaba of Idw Junker discovered a sloping tunnel leading south which contained a grave shaft with a side chamber, and a serdab towards the wall of the mmastaba. This burial was undisturbed, and the coffin showed that it had contianed a man named Idw. Junker surmized that he was probably a son of the owner of the main mastaba, "the same who sacrifices to his father on the reliefs" of the mastaba. Junker called the occupant of the main mastaba Idw I and of the subsidiary burial Idw II.

In the serdab, which contained ka staues of Idw and his wife, Junker also found a number of wooden models. Besides two boats there were a baker with an oven, a servant brewing beer, two servants grinding corn, a servant kneading bread and female servants carrying baskets of offerings on their heads.

[At this period models often consisted of wooden figures with stone implements, jars, baskets etc.]

See also Tomb of Idw II at the Giza archives

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