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Limestone statue bust, presumably portrait of Ankh-haf; [partially modeled in plaster, painted red]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_25-3-241
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7510, Ankh-haf, room I of exterior chapel
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 52 cm Width: shoulders: 46 cm; base: 31 cm Thickness: base: 24 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 27.442
  • Date of Register Entry
    02/08/1925
  • Owner
    Ankh-haf (G 7510)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 15

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Assmann, Jan. "Preservation and Presentation of Self in Ancient Egyptian Portraiture." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed., Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 1. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1996, p. 57, fig. 1.

    Bolshakov, Andrey. "Hinting as a Method of Old Kingdom Tomb Decoration I. The Offering-Stone and the False Door of the Dwarf Snb." Göttinger Miszellen 139 (1994), pp. 15-17, 20, 26, notes 18, 25, figs. 5, 6.

    Bolshakov, Andrey. "What Did the Bust of Ankh-haf Originally Look Like?" Journal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 3 (1991), pp. 4-15, figs. 1, 7-11, cover image.

    Bothmer, Bernard V. "On Realism in Egyptian Funerary Sculpture of the Old Kingdom." In Madeleine E. Cody, ed. Egyptian Art. Selected Writings of Bernard V. Bothmer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 385, 387, fig. 25.22.

    Bothmer, Bernard V. "Notes on the Mycerinus Triad." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 48, No. 271 (February 1950), p. 10.

    Dunham, Dows. "The Portrait Bust of Prince Ankh-haf." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 37, No. 221 (June 1939), pp. 41-46.

    Dunham, Dows. "An Experiment with an Egyptian Portrait, Ankh-haf in Modern Dress." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 41, No. 243 (February 1943), p. 10.

    Dunham, Dows. "Portraiture in Ancient Egypt." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 41, No. 246 (December 1943), pp. 69, 71, fig. 5.

    Dunham, Dows. The Egyptian Department and its Excavations. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1958, pp. 41, 44, frontispiece/fig. 26.

    Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 61, fig. 32.

    Flentye, Laurel. "The Mastabas of Ankh-haf (G 7510) and Akhethetep and Meretites (G 7650) in the Eastern Cemetery at Giza: A Reassessment." In Zahi Hawass and Janet Richards, eds. The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt. Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor, Vol. I. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Cahier no. 36. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2007, pp. 299-301, 303, 305, note 20, fig. 8.

    Freed, Rita E., Lawrence M. Berman, and Denise M. Doxey. Arts of Ancient Egypt. MFA Highlights. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003, pp. 78-79.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Excavating the Old Kingdom. The Giza Necropolis and Other Mastaba Fields." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 147.

    Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, p. 27, fig. 10.

    Millet, N.B. "The Reserve Heads of the Old Kingdom." In William Kelly Simpson and Whitney M. Davis, eds. Studies in Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Sudan: Essays in Honor of Dows Dunham on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday, June 1, 1980. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1981, p. 131.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press on behalf of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1946, p. 38.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "Old Kingdom Sculpture." American Journal of Archaeology 45 (1941), pp. 516, 520, 522, 524-525, fig. 1.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), pp. 35, 39, 42-43, fig. 17.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Old Kingdom in Egypt," The Cambridge Ancient History, rev. ed. of vols. I & II, Cambridge University Press, 1962, pp. 24, 64.

    Spanel, Donald. Through Ancient Eyes: Egyptian Portraiture: An Exhibition Organized for the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, April 21-July 31, 1988. Birmingham: The Museum, 1988, p. 32, fig. 37.

    Terrace, Edward L.B. "A Fragmentary Triad of King Mycerinus." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 59, No. 316 (1961), p. 48, fig. 8.

Photos 41

People 1

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