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[Thirty-seven plus (37+)] large faience ushabtis, [Type III 2d], varying in size; [handmade, carved, hard-baked soft blue paste, pitted with air holes and occasionally with specks of sand, pale blue glaze (copper salt), well-made face (of type often associated with statues of Saitic period), corners of mouth turn up, face round and jovial, a few look a little more solemn, implements (hoes, cord and basket) carved with considerable care, pilaster generally not deep, base regular and well cut], inscriptions incised in soft paste, [inscriptions careless, after name and titles (often inaccurately inscribed) inscription lapses into nonsense], name: Ptahenef, Ptahemef, Themef, [Patjenef], child of Herib-Webastet [GLYPHS]; all broken, three incomplete, [one joins fragment from 25-2-1044, for one additional fragment cf. 25-2-310]. Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    G 7610+7620: pit G 7620 O
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.6 - 25.3 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 25.3212–25.3246, 25.5362–25.5365
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Attested
    Herib-bastet (in G 7610+7620)
  • Owner
    Patjenef (in G 7610+7620)
  • Remarks
    Further information concerning sizes and styles on OR page 580; further information concerning problems with inscriptions on OR page 581; text variants on OR page 582. MFA 25.3212–25.3235 (= object sequence numbers 25-2-949.1 through 25-2-949.24), MFA 25.3236–25.3244 (= object sequence numbers 25-2-949.26 through 25-2-949.34), MFA 25.3245 (= 25-2-1044 torso + 25-2-949 feet = object sequence number 25-2-949.35), MFA 25.3246 (= object sequence number 25-2-949.25). Four additional ushabti fragments probably belonging with 25-2-949 ushabtis accessioned as MFA 25.5362 (head and shoulder fragment, probably belongs with 25-2-949.31 = MFA 25.3241), MFA 25.5363 (small head fragment), MFA 25.5364 (head fragment), MFA 25.5365 (foot and base fragment).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, p. 277.

Photos 5

People 2

Ancient People

  • Herib-bastet (in G 7610+7620)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Patjenef. Scattered set of ushabtis inscribed for Patjenef attributed to G 7620 O.
  • Patjenef (in G 7610+7620)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child (born) of Herib-Bastet. Scattered set of ushabtis inscribed for Patjenef attributed to burial in G 7620 O