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Lower half of diorite squatting statue of [GLYPHS] Kawab; hands holding open papyrus roll on lap, right hand closed thumb inwards (holding pen ?), left hand open ? (palm down ?); inscription on papyrus roll facing figure, reading from right to left, top row: "'Htp dj nswt, 1000 of bread, 1000 of beer, 1000 of cake, 1000 of oxen, linen (1000 omitted), 1000 of gazelle, 1000 of geese, ra nb"; second line: "[n wr mDw sma(w) kA-wAb]"; inscription on top of front part of base, reading from right to left, [GLYPHS], and on belt, reading from right to left, [GLYPHS]; broken off above belt in front and a little further down on back, raised parts of arms and hands broken off as well as both knees, projecting part of base and toes of left foot broken off. Illustration: Yes Illustration scale: 1:4


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    G 7110-7120: G 7120, exterior chapel, debris under roof stone in front of portico
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 cm Width: 52 cm; originally: ca 58 cm Thickness: 39.5 cm; originally: ca 41 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Kawab (G 7110-7120)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 4

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Bárta, Miroslav. "Serdab and Statue Placement in the Private Tombs down to the Fourth Dynasty." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 54 (1998), p. 67.

    Hawass, Zahi. "The Khufu Statuette: Is it an Old Kingdom Sculpture?" In Paule Posener-Kriéger, ed. Mélanges Gamal Eddin Mokhtar, vol. I. Cairo: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1985, p. 386.

    Simpson, William Kelly. The Mastabas of Kawab, Khafkhufu I and II. Giza Mastabas 3. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1978, p. 7, pl. VIIIa-c, figs. 17, 18.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Kawab (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7120, along with Hetepheres [II] (original owner of G 7110). Son of Khufu and Meretites [I]. Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his daughter Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540), main room (east wall), identified as [jrj-pat sA nswt smsw n Xt=f Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp xrp jAwt nTrt aA dwAw] hereditary prince, king's eldest son of his body, chief lector-priest, director of divine offices, assistant of (the god) Duau; in situ in G 7530-7540). Also mentioned in tomb of his steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).