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Old Kingdom limestone standing [statue] of unclothed man, supported at back by pilaster narrowing as it reaches body and widening slightly from top to base; figure standing left foot advanced, leg connected by supporting wall with pilaster at back, arms hanging down and connected with body by black painted part of stone, hands clenched at sides holding roll (handkerchief ?) in each hand, wears necklace (17 mm wide) with pendant amulet, whole figure painted red except hair painted black and white color of necklace, support and base painted imitating red granite, hair painted black without covering ears, eyebrows and eyelashes painted black over red, white of eye left red, iris painted dark brown over red, pupil painted black, space between arms and torso and between legs painted black over red; inscription: name [GLYPHS] Tjenti inscribed on top of base. Illustration: Yes


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7946 G, debris of pit
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 58 cm Width: 15 cm Thickness: 23 cm Weight: 11940 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of Grand Egyptian Museum, GEM_1086
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Tjenti (in G 7946)
  • Problems/Questions
    Cairo JE number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7946

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 207.

Photos 29

People 1

Ancient People

  • Tjenti (in G 7946)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Granite seated scribe statue (31-1-7 = MFA 31.776) and limestone standing statue (31-1-5 = Cairo JE 57019) inscribed for Tjenti, identified on both as [sHD jrjw-xt pr-HD] inspector of custodians of property of the treasury; both found in G 7946 G.