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Fragment of base and part of man's head from same nummulitic limestone seated [group] statue [inscribed for Khufuankh, his wife Djefatka, and his son Menkaure-ankh]. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_14-3-4b
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    NW of mastaba G 4620, originally from mastaba G 4520
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 14.1445.2
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
    03/22/1914
  • Owner
    Khufuankh (G 4520)
  • Attested
    Djefatka (in G 4520)
    Menkaure-ankh (in G 4520)
  • Remarks
    Fragment of base accessioned as MFA 14.1445.2
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Full Bibliography

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

Photos 7

People 3

Ancient People

  • Djefatka (in G 4520)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Khufuankh (owner of G 4520). Limestone seated family group statue (14-3-4a = MFA 14.1445.1 + 14-3-4b = MFA 14.445.2) of Khufuankh, his wife Djefatka, and son Menkaure-ankh; found between G 4620 and G 4530 (SW of G 4630), originally from G 4520. Appears on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht Hm-nTr Nt wpt wAwt mHtt jnb=s] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore, priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways north of her wall; found in situ in G 4520. Limestone offering stone (14-4-49 = MFA 47.1634) inscribed for Khufuankh and his wife Djefatka; found in situ in front of false door.
  • Khufuankh (G 4520)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 4520. Limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S pr-aA Hsw jmj-r Hsw pr-aA jmj-r sbjw] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, singer, overseer of singers of the Great House, overseer of flautists; found in situ in G 4520. Limestone offering stone (14-4-49 = MFA 47.1634) inscribed for Khufuankh and his wife Djefatka; Khufuankh identified as [rx nswt Hsw xntj-S pr-aA] royal acquaintance, singer, palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in front of false door. Limestone seated family group statue (14-3-4a = MFA 14.1445.1 + 14-3-4b = MFA 14.445.2) of Khufuankh, his wife Djefatka, and son Menkaure-ankh; found between G 4620 and G 4530 (SW of G 4630), originally from G 4520. Appears on small false door inscribed for Iaunisut and his wife Iupu, north outer jamb, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in exterior chapel of G 4520. Limestone offering basin inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [Hsw xntj-S] singer, palace attendant; found in situ in front of small false door inscribed for Iaunisut and his wife Iupu in exterior chapel of G 4520.
  • Menkaure-ankh (in G 4520)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Khufuankh (owner of G 4520). Limestone seated family group statue (14-3-4a = MFA 14.1445.1 + 14-3-4b = MFA 14.445.2) of Khufuankh, his wife Djefatka, and son Menkaure-ankh; found between G 4620 and G 4530 (SW of G 4630), originally from G 4520. Appears on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh, outer south jamb (standing figures of Khufuankh and Menkaure-ankh); found in situ in G 4520.