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White limestone [reserve] head of woman, probably wife of HUMFA_13-11-90. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_13-11-91
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4440 A, debris in pit just below top of stone block
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 14.719
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu ?
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/24/1913
  • Remarks
    The distinctive features led Reisner to identify this head as a representation of a Nubian princess, although neither the race nor gender of the statue's owner are certain.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 13

Unpublished Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Arnold, Dieter. "Old Kingdom Statues in their Architectural Setting." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 47.

    Arnold, Dorothea. When the Pyramids were Built. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 47, fig. 35.

    Assmann, Jan. "Preservation and Presentation of Self in Ancient Egyptian Portraiture." In Peter Der Manuelian, ed., Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson 1. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1996. p. 59, fig. 4.

    Bernard V. Bothmer. "On Realism in Egyptian Funerary Sculpture of the Old Kingdom." In Madeleine E. Cody, ed. Egyptian Art. Selected Writings of Bernard V. Bothmer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 373, 375, fig. 25.4.

    Bolshakov, Andrey. "Hinting as a Method of Old Kingdom Tomb Decoration I. The Offering-Stone and the False Door of the Dwarf Snb." Göttinger Miszellen 139 (1994), p. 26, note 25.

    Dunham, Dows. "Portraiture in Ancient Egypt." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 41, No. 246 (December 1943), pp. 68, 70, fig. 2.

    Dunham, Dows. The Egyptian Department and its Excavations. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1958, pp. 44-46, fig. 27d.

    Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 238-239, cat. 48.

    Freed, Rita E., Lawrence M. Berman, and Denise M. Doxey. Arts of Ancient Egypt. MFA Highlights. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003, p. 75.

    Jánosi, Peter. "The Tombs of Officials. Houses of Eternity." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 32.

    Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, pp. 62-63, cat. 10.

    Millet, N.B. "The Reserve Heads of the Old Kingdom." In William Kelly Simpson and Whitney M. Davis, eds. Studies in Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Sudan: Essays in Honor of Dows Dunham on the Occasion of his 90th Birthday, June 1, 1980. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1981, p. 129.

    Reisner, George A. "Accessions to the Egyptian Department During 1914." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 13, No. 76 (April 1915), pp. 31-32, 34, fig. 9.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, p. 477.

    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. "Old Kingdom Sculpture." American Journal of Archaeology 45 (1941), pp. 525-526, fig. 5.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 34, 35, fig. 11.

    Spanel, Donald. Through Ancient Eyes: Egyptian Portraiture: An Exhibition Organized for the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, April 21-July 31, 1988. Birmingham: The Museum, 1988, p. 12, fig. 15.

    Terrace, Edward L.B. "A Fragmentary Triad of King Mycerinus." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 59, No. 316 (1961), p. 47, fig. 6.

Photos 38