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Forty-six [(ninety-two based on MFA inventory)] faience ushabtis [(Dynasty 23-27)], twenty-five incomplete, [Type III 2d] [(part of group of 5[7] ushabtis including 25-3-4 and 25-3-5; mold i: 38 uninscribed, 9 inscribed crudely on back [GLYPHS] 'Osiris Amenirdis, child of Tadishededet' (47 total, 24+ retouched); mold ii: 1 uninscribed; mold iii: 1 uninscribed; mold iv: 4 uninscribed (2 retouched); mold v: 1 uninscribed (fragment); mold vi: 1 uninscribed (fragment)]; [molded (half-mold), back blade-dressed, hard-baked fine grained drab paste containing small black specks, core yellowish drab color sometimes quite brown, stained greenish blue near glaze, glaze shiny, six different molds**, clearly marked pilasters and bases]; [for entire lot (25-3-4 + 25-3-5), only 2 of mold i and 1 of mold iii unbroken, 17 broken and mended, others represented by fragments only, total number probably exceeds 60]; [**mold i: cord in right hand, but no basket on left shoulder; mold ii: smaller than mold i, divine beard curls upward; mold iii: smaller than mold i, head bigger than mold ii; mold iv: like mold i, but smaller; mold v: small, flattened shape; mold vi: no pilaster (roughly cylindrical shape)]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_25-3-5
  • 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
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.7 - 10.2 cm; [mold i: 9.9 - 10.5 cm; mold ii: 9.5 cm; mold iii: 9.1 cm; mold iv: 9.3 cm; mold v: ca 7.7 cm; mold vi: ca 7.2 cm]
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 25.4760–25.4851
  • Date of Register Entry
    03/01/1925
  • Owner
    Amenirdis (in G 7610+7620)
  • Attested
    Tadishededet (in G 7610+7620)
  • Remarks
    Text variants on OR page 553. 25-3-5 concordance (ushabtis of Amenirdis): total of 57 (total of quantities listed by mold type) exceeds by 1 combined total originally recorded for 25-3-4 + 25-3-5. Ninety-two (92) ushabtis (double total of 46 originally recorded) have been identified as 25-3-5 based on registration numbers written on ushabtis; MFA 25.4760–25.4851 (= 25-3-5 original registration number).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

Unpublished Documents 1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. 276.

Photos 6

People 2

Ancient People

  • Amenirdis (in G 7610+7620)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child (born) of Tadishededet. Set of ca. 92+ inscribed and uninscribed ushabtis (25-3-4, 25-3-5), with ca. 9 inscribed for Amenirdis (uninscribed ushabtis from this set attributed to Amenirdis); found in G 7620 O.
  • Tadishededet (in G 7610+7620)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Amenirdis. Name appears on inscribed ushabtis from set of ca. 92+ inscribed and uninscribed ushabtis (25-3-4, 25-3-5), with ca. 9 inscribed for Amenirdis (uninscribed ushabtis from this set attributed to Amenirdis); found in G 7620 O.