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Eight fragments of faience ushabtis (cf. 29-3-260); blue glaze, four with incised inscription [GLYPHS]; [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]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-4-114
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Street G 7600, between mastabas G 7650 and G 7750, [some originally from street G 7600, pit W (G 7600 W)]
  • Material
    Faience
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 29.3246, 29.3257, 29.3260, 39.3281
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/07/1929
  • Attested
    Mutirdis (in G 7600 W)
  • Owner
    Ahmose (in G 7600 W)
  • Remarks
    Four ushabti fragments from this lot belong to group attributed to Ahmose, accessioned as MFA 29.3246, MFA 29.3257, MFA 29.3260, MFA 39.3281
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 4

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 4

People 2

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.
  • 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.