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[Block] of limestone wall relief and three additional fragments of same; [block: with back of wig and proper right shoulder; two of three additional fragments: one with inscription, one with part of proper right arm and lower body; block joins 29-3-87 and 29-7-21 and 29-3-88, two of three additional fragments join 29-3-88]. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:4

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-7-22
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7650 a, chapel
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 cm Width: 33 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 37.2620
  • Date of Register Entry
    07/16/1929
  • Object owned by
    Meretites (G 7650)
  • Remarks
    Three additional (unillustrated) fragments from supplementary division 1937. 29-3-87 = MFA 30.831 (one block with inscription and part of face) joins and is now part of MFA 37.2620 = 29-3-88 (one fragment with inscription and part of proper right arm) + 29-7-21 (one block with inscription) + 29-7-22 (one block with back of wig and proper right shoulder + two of three additional fragments also registered as 29-7-22: one with inscription, one with part of proper right arm and lower body). One of three additional fragments registered as 29-7-22 MFA owned (unaccessioned).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7650

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Flentye, Laurel. "The Development of Art in the Eastern and GIS Cemeteries at Giza during the Fourth Dynasty: Iconography and Style." In Jean-Claude Goyon and Christine Cardin, eds. Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Egyptologists, Grenoble, 6-12 septembre 2004, vol. I. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 150. Leuven: Uitgeveru Peeters en Departement Oosterse Studies, 2007, p. 726.

    Flentye, Laurel. "The Mastabas of Ankh-haf (G 7510) and Akhethetep and Meretites (G 7650) in the Eastern Cemetery at Giza: A Reassessment." In Zahi Hawass and Janet Richards, eds. The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt. Essays in Honor of David B. O'Connor, Vol. I. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Cahier no. 36. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2007, pp. 296, 297, 301, 302, 303, fig. 7.

Photos 9

People 1

Ancient People

  • Meretites (G 7650)

    • Type Object owned by
    • Remarks Owner (with husband Akhethetep) of G 7650. Identified as [sAt nswt n Xt=f Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] king's daughter of his body, priestess of Khufu, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith. Parents are probably Khufu and Meretites [I].