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Wood statue, [nearly life size figure of young man] [(thought by some to represent Senedjemib Mehi)]; [figure, nude except for curled wig, stands with left leg advanced, right arm hanging straight at side, left arm bent forward from elbow], arms separate pieces; [portions of right side of torso with lower extremities and arms somewhat decayed], legs worm eaten and broken off, face damaged, inlaid eyes missing. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_12-12-206
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2385, room H, among stones in mouth of sloping passage of G 2378 A (found with 12-12-207)
  • Material
    Wood
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 13.3466
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
    12/20/1912, 12/21/1912
  • Owner
    Senedjemib Mehi (G 2378)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 8

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Bothmer, Bernard V. "A Wooden Statue of Dynasty VI." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 46, No. 264 (June 1948), p. 30.

    Brovarski, Edward. "A Triad for Pehenptah." Warsaw Egyptological Studies I. Essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Jadwiga Lipinska. Warsaw: National Museum "Pro-Egipt," 1997, p. 271, note 43.

    Dunham, Dows. The Egyptian Department and its Excavations. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1958, pp. 45, 47, fig. 28.

    Freed, Rita E., Lawrence M. Berman, and Denise M. Doxey. Arts of Ancient Egypt. MFA Highlights. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003, pp. 94-95.

    Reisner, George A. "A Family of Builders of the Sixth Dynasty, about 2600 B.C." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 11, No. 66 (November 1913), p. 63, fig. 19.

    Russmann, Edna. "A Second Style in Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 51 (1995), pp. 275, 276.

    Sanborn, Ashton. "New Installation of Egyptian Sculpture." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 23, No. 140 (December 1925), p. 73.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "The Judge Goes Fishing." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 56, No. 304 (Summer 1958), p. 61, fig. 4.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), pp. 54-55, fig. 30.

Photos 19

People 1

Ancient People

  • Senedjemib Mehi (G 2378)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2378. Senedjemib, [rn=f nfr] his good name Mehi. Son of Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370). Portico architrave inscribed for Senedjemib Mehi, identified as [jrj-pat HAtj-a mAa jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nbt nt nswt jmj-jb n nswt m st=f nbt jmAxw xr nswt-bjtj Wnjs] hereditary prince, true count, overseer of all royal works, secretary of every royal decree, he who is in the heart of the king in all his places, revered before the King of Upper and Lower Egypt Unis; offering room false door inscribed for Senedjemib Mehi, identified as [smr watj tAjtj sAb TAtj jmj-r sSw a nswt jmj-r Xkr nswt nb Xrj-tp nswt mDH qd nswt m prwj jmj-r Snwtj jmj-r prwj-aHAw jmj-r wabtj jmj-r prwj nbw jmj-r sSr nswt jmAxw xr Jssj] sole companion, chief justice and vizier, overseer of royal document scribes, overseer of all royal regalia, royal chamberlain, royal architect in the two houses, overseer of the two granaries, overseer of the two armories, overseer of the two wabets, overseer of the two houses of gold, overseer of royal linen, revered before Isesi; also appears in chapel relief (thoughout chapel), identified as [jwn-knmt] iun-kenmut priest; false door and relief in situ in G 2378, portico reconstructed. Also appears in chapel relief (including portico west wall, door jambs, and offering room) in tomb of his father Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370), identified as [HAtj-a mAa jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt] true count, overseer of all royal works; in situ in G 2370.