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Faience ushabtis and fragments, Type III 2d (1 - 7: complete; 8 - 21: mended complete; 22 - 28: head and middle sections; 29 - 35: foot ends; three middle section fragments); hand cut, fine hard cream paste, thick blue glaze, lappet wig, divine beard, hands crossed right over left and opposite, metal adze in left hand on right shoulder, wooden hoe and cord in right hand on left shoulder, basket on back, inscription incised in horizontal lines on front but blurred by glaze, [GLYPHS] Denitenkhonsu, born of Irtyru (inscription extremely badly written with many mistakes and variations partly due to workman's copying vertical inscription into horizontal lines), pilaster and base. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_28-3-120
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7792 A
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1) 17.9 cm; 2) 19.1cm; 3) 18.5 cm; 4) 17.5 cm; 5) 19.5 cm; 6) 18.8 cm; 7) 17.9 cm; 8) 18.1 cm; 9) 19.1 cm; 10) 18.6 cm; 11) 18.7 cm; 12) 18.2 cm; 13) 18 cm; 14) 18.4 cm; 15) 19.1 cm beard broken; 16) 18.4 cm beard broken; 17) 18.6 cm; 18) 18.1 cm; 19) 17.6 cm; 20) 18 cm beard broken off; 21) 18.9 cm beard damaged; 22) 16.7 cm; 23) 17.2 cm; 24) 16.7 cm; 25) 14 cm; 26) 15.5 cm; 27) 10.6 cm; 28) 5.5 cm head only; 29) 13.6 cm middle and feet; 30) 6.3 cm; 31) 6.9 cm; 32) 4.3 cm; 33) 2.7 cm; 34) 2.7 cm; 35) 2 cm half of base only; middle sections) 2.3 - 3.3 cm Width: 1) 5.4 cm Thickness: 1) 3.1 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition MFAB_29.1845–29.1849, 29.3098–29.3105, 29.3108–29.3112; EMC_JE_54174, EMC_JE_54175, EMC_TR_16.4.30.9
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/10195
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/10196
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1845
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1846
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1847
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1848
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3111
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3112
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_54174
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_54175
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_16.4.30.9
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3103
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3104
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3105
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3108
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3109
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3110
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1849
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3098
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3099
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3100
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3101
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3102
  • Object Ownership Information
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Date of Register Entry
    March - April 1928
  • Attested
    Irtyru (in G 7792)
  • Owner
    Denitenkhonsu (in G 7792)
  • Notes
    28-3-120: (1) = MFAB_29.3098, (2) = MFAB_29.1845, (3) = MFAB_29.1846, (4) = MFAB_29.3099, (5) = MFAB_29.1847, (6) = EMC_JE_54174 = EMC_SR_4/10196, (7) = EMC_JE_54175 = EMC_SR_4/10195, (8) = MFAB_29.3100, (9) = MFAB_29.3101, (10) = MFAB_29.3102, (11) = MFAB_29.1848, (13) = MFAB_29.3103, (14) = MFAB_29.3104, (15) = MFAB_29.3105, (16) = MFAB_29.3108, (17) = MFAB_29.1849, (18) = MFAB_29.3109, (19) = MFAB_29.3110, (20) = MFAB_29.3111, (21) = MFAB_29.3112 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 7792

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

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. 279 (misidentified as 23-3-120).

Photos 8

People 2

Ancient People

  • Denitenkhonsu (in G 7792)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child (born) of Irtyru. Set of ca. 37 ushabtis (28-3-120) inscribed for Denitenkhonsu; found in G 7792 A.
  • Irtyru (in G 7792)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Denitenkhonsu. Name appears on set of ca. 37 ushabtis (28-3-120) inscribed for Denitenkhonsu; found in G 7792 A. Possibly same Irtyru as mother of Denitptah.