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A number of faience ushabtis and fragments; blue glaze, some inscribed; [combined: 29-4-246 (about eight ushabtis and fragments) and 29-4-247 (about eighty-three ushabtis and fragments)], [Type III 2d]; [half-molded (fronts), backs blade-dressed, faces retouched with blade]: a) crudely cut face, one (perfect); b) well-cut face, six (five complete, one fragment); c) crudely cut face, six (five complete, one fragment); d) crudely cut face, forty-seven (twenty-one complete, twenty-six fragments); e) intrusive, fine work, hard bluish paste, four torsos; f) intrusive, like "a" but with lines on wig, one upper half only; g) intrusive, hard bluish paste, like "f" (lines on wig), three with inscription (six lines of text, none complete): g.i) [GLYPHS] (from fragment with head and shoulders and with feet missing), g.ii) [GLYPHS] (with addition of fragment from 29-4-120), g.iii) [GLYPHS] (from fragment of legs); h) intrusive, crudely cut, three with inscription (two vertical lines): h.i) [GLYPHS], h.ii) [GLYPHS], h.iii) [GLYPHS]; i) fragments (seventeen from 29-4-247, four from 29-4-246), inscription [GLYPHS]; j) intrusive, base fragment, one with inscription [GLYPHS]; k) intrusive, base fragment, one with inscription [GLYPHS] = total ninety-four]; [combined: 29-3-281 (three fragments), 29-3-283 (one fragment), 29-4-120 (five fragments), 29-4-183 (seven fragments), 29-4-210 (five fragments), 29-4-232 (seventeen fragments), 29-4-235 (one fragment), 29-4-246 (four fragments), 29-4-247i (seventeen fragments), 29-4-407 (one fragment), total = 61 less joins = 56 ushabtis of [GLYPHS] Pakherer child of Ankhesenitef, Type III 2d; half-molded (including inscription on front), back blade-dressed, fine paste, drab core, thin pale green glaze, front not retouched, inscription on pilaster hand cut; mold originally prepared for [GLYPHS], but these signs erased by filling with paste (except in five examples), name [GLYPHS] Pakherer appears on back; molded inscription on front (ten horizontal lines of text) [GLYPHS] (bracketed signs erased), incised vertical inscription on back [GLYPHS]; fitting fragments: 29-4-232 + 29-4-247 (= one), 29-4-232 + 29-4-235 + 29-4-232 (= two), 29-4-246 + 29-4-246 (= one), 29-4-183 + 29-4-183 (= one), total = 5 (this is a partial subset of following list); complete: 29-4-232 + 29-4-247 (= one); head missing: 29-4-232 + 29-4-235 + 29-4-232 (= one), 29-4-246 + 29-4-246 (= one), 29-4-232 (= one); feet missing: 29-4-120 (= two), 29-4-246 (= one); head and feet missing: 29-4-210 (= one); head with more or less of torso: 29-2-120 (= one), 29-4-183 + 29-4-183 (= one), 29-4-232 (= four), 29-4-247 (= five), 29-4-407 (= one); torso and legs: 29-4-120 (= two), 29-4-183 (= two), 29-4-210 (= one), 29-4-232 (= six), 29-4-246 (= two), 29-4-247 (= eight), 29-3-281 (= one), 29-3-283 (= one); feet: 29-4-120 (= one), 29-4-210 (= one), 29-4-183 (= three), 29-4-232 (= four), 29-4-247 (= three), 29-3-281 (= one); total = 46]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-4-246
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7524 A, room VI, [some originally from room III or room VI, probably room VI]
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: [a) 12.5 cm; b) 10.7 - 11 cm; c) 10.4 - 11 cm; d) 9.2 - 10 cm; g.i) 12.7+ cm (originally ca 16.1 cm); g.ii) 3.8+ cm; g.iii) 6.9+ cm; h.i) 12.7 cm; h.ii) 9.5+ cm; h.iii) 4.7+ cm; i) 9 cm; j) 3.5+ cm; k) 3.8+ cm]
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3444
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3445
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3446
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3447
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3386
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3392
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_29.3394
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_53881
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/10168
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFAB_29.3444–29.3447, 29.3386, 29.3392, 29.3394; EMC_JE_53881
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/15/1929
  • Attested
    Ankhesenitef (in G 7524)
  • Owner
    Pakherer (in G 7524)
  • Notes
    Four ushabtis (MFA 29.3444–29.3447) part of 29-4-247 concordance. Four ushabti fragments from this lot belong to 29-4-232 concordance (ushabtis of Pakherer, Ankhesenitef); three fragments accessioned as MFA 29.3386, MFA 29.3392, MFA 29.3394 part of this concordance. For 56 ushabtis of Pakherer: discrepancy in number of joined fragments listed under fitting fragments (12) and under total ushabtis (9), number of joins necessary to create 56 total out of 61 fragments is 10 (10 fragments joined to create 5 ushabtis, 61-10+5 = 56, but number of ushabtis – complete/fragmentary – totals 46 not 56). Also note: in subset list of fitting fragments, total of 2 for 29-4-232 + 29-4-235 + 29-4-232, only 1 fragment for 29-4-235 appears in following list. One ushabti (head missing, inscribed with spell 6 of the Book of the Dead) in collection of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo (EMC_JE_53881 = EMC_SR_4/10168); it is probably the one seen in photo HUMFA_B6833_NS, top row, eighth figure.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7524

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Photos 12

People 2

Ancient People

  • Ankhesenitef (in G 7524)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Pakherer. Name appears on set of ca. 56+ ushabtis (including fragments from 25-1-547, 25-1-548, 27-2-251, 27-2-261, 27-4-1211a, 27-4-1211b, 27-4-1211c, 28-4-208, 28-5-9, 29-3-281, 29-3-283, 29-4-120, 29-4-183, 29-4-210, 29-4-232, 29-4-235, 29-4-246, 29-4-247, 29-4-407) inscribed for Pakherer; found scattered in and around G 7524 and as far away as street G 7300, attributed to burial in G 7524 A.
  • Pakherer (in G 7524)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child ([ms n] born) of Ankhesenitef. Set of ca. 56+ ushabtis (including fragments from 25-1-547, 25-1-548, 27-2-251, 27-2-261, 27-4-1211a, 27-4-1211b, 27-4-1211c, 28-4-208, 28-5-9, 29-3-281, 29-3-283, 29-4-120, 29-4-183, 29-4-210, 29-4-232, 29-4-235, 29-4-246, 29-4-247, 29-4-407) inscribed for Pakherer; found scattered in and around G 7524 and as far away as Street G 7300, attributed to burial in G 7524 A.