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Old Kingdom black granite statue of squatting scribe; figure squatting on square base with rounded corners, right foot under left, left foot upside down under right upper leg, right hand clenched back up rests on right upper leg holding white painted handkerchief, left hand open palm down rests on left upper leg, wide full wig parted in middle hangs down to shoulders and a little longer at back (in thirty-one locks) but not covering earlobes, eyebrows and eyelashes and iris painted black, traces of red color on white of right eye, broad band necklace with pendant amulet hangs down on chest, large white rectangle (with wide blue stripe and traces of red) hangs down at back, wide white painted bracelet with traces of blue on each wrist, apron (not covering knees and with little corner pulled up on left side of navel) painted white, faded traces of red paint on back of head and left shoulder blade, nipples painted black, stone between torso and upper arm painted black and black outline all around separating figure from base; inscription: name [GLYPHS] Tjenti inscribed on top of apron painted green, and [GLYPHS] on front part of base painted white. Illustration: Yes


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7946 G, debris of pit
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.4 cm Width: 27 cm Thickness: 22 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 31.776
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Tjenti (in G 7946)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7946

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "Old Kingdom Beaded Collars." In Jacke Phillips with Lanny Bell, Bruce B. Williams, James Hoch and Ronald J. Leprohon (eds.) Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Near East. Studies in Honour of Martha Rhoads Bell, Volume 1. San Antonio: Van Siclen Books, 1997, p. 147, note 45.

    Fischer, Henry G. Varia Nova. Egyptian Studies 3. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996, p. 23, n. 70.

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.