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Nummulitic limestone pair statue (14-3-16) [of Kap and his wife Hy], heads 14-3-23 and 14-3-32 fit; woman on left of man with right arm around his shoulder, man's left foot advanced, man's short wig covers ears, woman's long wig covers ears. Found headless; heads found separately. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_21.2602
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Statue (HUMFA_14-3-16): Street N of mastaba G 4620, 58 cm N of NW corner of G 4620, [originally from G 4522] Male head (HUMFA_14-3-23): Sand debris in street between mastabas G 4620 and G 4520, [originally from G 4522] Female head (HUMFA_14-3-32): Street between mastabas G 4620 and G 4520, debris thrown out from G 4620, [originally from G 4522]
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Statue (HUMFA_14-3-16): Height: 35.6 cm Male head (HUMFA_14-3-23): Height: about 7.5 cm Width: about 6 cm Thickness: about 6.8 cm Female head (HUMFA_14-3-32): Height: about 7.5 cm Width: ca 7.8 cm Thickness: ca 7.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_14-3-16
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_14-3-23
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_14-3-32
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 21.2602
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Date of Register Entry
    03/22/1914, 03/27/1914, 03/29/1914
  • Attested
    Hy (in G 4522)
  • Owner
    Kap (G 4522)
  • Notes
    Heads found and registered separately from remainder of statue: HUMFA_14-3-16 (statue) + HUMFA_14-3-23 (male head) + HUMFA_14-3-32 (female head) = joined and accessioned as MFAB_21.2602
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4522

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Fischer, Henry G. "Redundant Determinatives in the Old Kingdom." Metropolitan Museum Journal 8 (1973), p. 13, n. 12, fig. 11.

    Moreno García, Juan Carlos. "A New Old Kingdom Inscription from Giza (CGC 57163), and the Problem of sn-Dt in Pharaonic Third Millennium Society." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 93 (2007), p. 132.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 130 (attributed to G 4522).

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, p. 507.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 72 (attributed to G 4522).

Photos 8

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hy (in G 4522)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kap (possible owner of G 4522). Fragmentary limestone pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue.
  • Kap (G 4522)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 4522. Fragmentary limestone standing pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; Kap identified as [jrj-xtmt n pr-aA xntj-S] he who is in charge of the sealed goods of the Great House, palace attendant; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461) inscribed for Kap, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S n pr-aA jmAxw xr nTr aA] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, revered before the Great God (belongs with 14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Niankhhathor); found east of G 4520, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue. G 4522 tentatively assigned to Kap based on fragmentary statue finds; presumably because only evidence for a chapel (assuming statues originated in a chapel) in area where fragments were found is G 4522. Might be same Kap who appears (identified as [sn Dt] brother of the funerary estate) on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh (owner of G 4520).