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Ten complete faience ushabtis; hand cut, whitish paste, light green glaze, beard and lappet wig, hands crossed and opposite, in right hand (on left shoulder) ropes attached to sack (on back) and wooden bladed hoe, in left hand (on right shoulder) metal bladed hoe, inscribed [GLYPHS] Tairbastet, child of Besirbia, pilaster on back and base below; all mended // two head and middle sections of faience ushabtis; fine hard white paste, thick pale blue glaze, all same design and inscription // one head end and fifteen foot ends (two only bases) of faience ushabtis; fine hard white paste, thick pale blue glaze, all same design and inscription. Illustration: Yes

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_27-4-1061
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7450 X II, debris
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.2 - 18.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition MFAB_29.1784–29.1788, 29.2886–29.2890; EMC_JE_54170, EMC_JE_54171, EMC_TR_16.4.30.9
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_16.4.30.9
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/10192
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/10193
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.2887
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.2888
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.2889
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.2890
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_54170
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    EMC_JE_54171
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1784
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1785
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1786
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1787
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1788
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.2886
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/15/1927 through 04/21/1927
  • Attested
    Besirbia (in G 7450)
  • Owner
    Tairbastet (in G 7450)
  • Notes
    27-4-1061: (1) = MFAB_29.1787, (2) = EMC_JE_54170 (= EMC_SR_4/10193), (3) = MFAB_29.1784, (4) = MFAB_29.1788, (5) = MFAB_29.2886, (7) = MFAB_29.2887, (8) = MFAB_29.1786, (9) = MFAB_29.1785, (10) = EMC_JE_54171 (= EMC_SR_4/10192), (11) = MFAB_29.2888, (12) = MFAB_29.2889, (13) = MFAB_29.2890 One ushabti from this group (number unknown) among 20 ushabtis registered as EMC_TR_16.4.30.9.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7450

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

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. 278.

Photos 6

People 2

Ancient People

  • Besirbia (in G 7450)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Tairbastet. Name appears on set of ushabtis (27-4-1061) inscribed for Tairbastet; found in G 7450 X II debris.
  • Tairbastet (in G 7450)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child (born) of Besirbia. Ushabtis (27-4-1061) inscribed for Tairbastet; found in G 7450 X II debris.