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One hundred eighteen (118) fragments of faience ushabtis, Type III 2d (cf. 24-4-15, for one; also cf. 29-11-11, 29-11-50, 29-12-155); molded, dressed back, faint bluish core, blue glaze, some heavy glaze (others faded), inscription [GLYPHS], eight uninscribed; three complete, four nearly complete, forty heads, nine torsos (fifty-six minimum), twenty-nine feet (eighty-five maximum); [combined: 29-3-130 (one fragment), 29-3-131 (one fragment), 29-3-191 (one fragment), 29-3-224 (four fragments), 29-3-239 (one fragment), 29-3-258 (one fragment), 29-3-260 (three fragments), 29-3-283 (fourteen fragments), 29-3-308 (one fragment), 29-3-316 (six fragments), 29-4-15 (twenty-seven fragments), 29-4-110 (one fragment), 29-4-114 (four fragments), 29-4-203 (one fragment), 29-4-226 (one fragment), total = 67 less joins = 57 ushabtis of [GLYPHS] Ahmose, born of Mutirdis, Type III 2d, great variation in size; hand-molded, blade-dressed (made by two different hands), good hard cream colored paste, thick dark blue-green glaze (where preserved, many worn and faded), faces all similar, vertical line of inscription [GLYPHS]; complete: four; nearly complete: six; fragments with heads: seven; fragments with feet: twenty-eight; other fragments: twelve; total = 57]; [combined: 29-3-191 (eleven fragments), 29-3-215 (six fragments), 29-3-248 (nine fragments), 29-3-258 (four fragments), 29-3-278 (one fragment), 29-3-283 (seven fragments), 29-4-110 (eighty-five pieces), 29-4-226 (four fragments), total = 127 less joins = 122 ushabtis of [GLYPHS] Ankh-hor, born of Tadiuserpahap, Type III 2d; molded (fronts), back blade-dressed, good hard paste with faint bluish core, thick blue-green glaze (where preserved, many worn and faded), vertical inscription (one line) on pilaster [GLYPHS]; fitting fragments: 29-4-110 + 29-4-226 (= one), 29-3-191 + 29-3-191 (= one), 29-3-191 + 29-3-248 (= one), 29-3-248 + 29-3-258 (= one), 29-3-248 + 29-3-278 (= one); complete: three; nearly complete: four; fragments with heads: forty-six; fragments with feet: fifty-three; other fragments: sixteen; total = 122]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-4-110
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Street G 7600, pit V, room II (G 7600 V), [some originally from street G 7600, pit W (G 7600 W)]
  • Material
    Faience
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MFAB_29.1777, 29.1778, 29.3285, 29.3210–29.3212, 29.3214, 29.3218, 29.3242; Egyptian Museum, Cairo, EMC_JE_53875, EMC_TR_3.4.30.6
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1777
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.1778
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3285
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3210
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
    EMC_TR_3.4.30.6
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/10153
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3212
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3211
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3214
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3218
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3242
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_53875
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/07/1929
  • Attested
    Mutirdis (in G 7600 W)
    Tadiuserpahap (in G 7600 V)
  • Owner
    Ahmose (in G 7600 W)
    Ankh-hor (in G 7600 V)
  • Notes
    Eighty-five ushabti fragments from this lot belong to group attributed to Ankh-hor, fragments of eight ushabtis accessioned as MFAB_29.1777 (= 29-4-110 top + 29-4-110 bottom), MFAB_29.2778 (= 29-4-110 top + 29-4-110 bottom), MFAB_29.3285 (= 29-4-110 top + 29-4-110 bottom), MFAB_29.3210 (= 29-4-110 top + 29-4-110 bottom), MFAB_29.3211 (= 29-4-110 top + 29-4-226 bottom), MFAB_29.3212, MFAB_29.3214, MFAB_29.3218. One ushabti fragment from this lot belongs to group attributed to Ahmose, accessioned as MFAB_29.3242. One ushabti (broken in two, complete, with name of Tadiuserpahap) in collection of Egyptian Museum, Cairo (EMC_JE_53875 = EMC_SR_4/10153). One ushabti (with name of Ahmose) registered as EMC_TR_3.4.30.6.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 3

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. 276.

Photos 10

People 4

Ancient People

  • Ahmose (in G 7600 W)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child (born) of Mutirdis. Set of ca. 57 ushabtis (complete and fragments: 29-3-130, 29-3-131, 29-3-224, 29-3-239, 29-3-260, 29-4-15; and fragments from: 29-3-191, 29-3-258, 29-3-283, 29-3-308, 29-3-316, 29-4-110, 29-4-114, 29-4-203, 29-4-226) inscribed for Ahmose; found scattered in Street G 7600 and various pits in Street G 7600 (pits: V, W, Z), attributed to burial in G 7600 W.
  • Ankh-hor (in G 7600 V)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child (born) of Tadiuserpahapi. Scattered set of ushabtis inscribed for Ahkh-hor attributed to burial in G 7600 V. Scattered set of ushabtis inscribed for Ankh-hor originally found in Street G 7000 and Street G 7400 almost certainly belong to the same individual.
  • Mutirdis (in G 7600 W)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Ahmose. Name appears on set of ca. 57 ushabtis (complete and fragments: 29-3-130, 29-3-131, 29-3-224, 29-3-239, 29-3-260, 29-4-15; and fragments from: 29-3-191, 29-3-258, 29-3-283, 29-3-308, 29-3-316, 29-4-110, 29-4-114, 29-4-203, 29-4-226) inscribed for Ahmose; found scattered in Street G 7600 and various pits in Street G 7600 (pits: V, W, Z), attributed to burial in G 7600 W.
  • Tadiuserpahap (in G 7600 V)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Ankh-hor. Name appears on scattered set of ushabtis inscribed for Ahkh-hor attributed to burial in G 7600 V. Name partially preserved on set of ushabtis also belonging to Ankh-hor found in Street G 7000 and Street G 7400; variously read in Object Register entries as "Hapi" or "Mu-Hapy."