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Large number of faience ushabtis of [GLYPHS] Kheperre, born of Tashereteniset: Type IV d, thirty-eight complete, three head ends, two middle sections, one foot end, one broken and mended; two columns of inscription down front [GLYPHS]; Type III2d, forty-nine complete, twelve head ends, five fragments of middle sections, fourteen foot ends; hand made (two grades of work: "a" very good, "b" middling), some from different molds, very fine blue-grey paste, good blue glaze, lappet wig, divine beard, hands crossed opposite, left holding metal hoe, right holding wooden hoe and basket cord, all appear to have more or less same inscription but arranged differently; classification by inscription: A) made by two different hands: "a" good, various sizes, "b" poor, various sizes, two vertical lines of inscription on front; variation Ai) [GLYPHS] 12 complete, 2 incomplete; variation Aii) [GLYPHS] 7 complete, 1 incomplete; variation Aiii) [GLYPHS] 4 complete; variation Aiv) [GLYPHS] 20 complete; totals of type A: Ai ("a") = 14, Aii ("a") = 8, Aiii ("a") = 4, Aiv ("a") = 4, Aiv ("b") = 17; B) from same hand as type C, but better, written by appentice, corrected later, two vertical lines of inscription on front (with variations); total of type B = 7 complete, 1 incomplete; C) from same hand as type B, but not as good, written by appentice, corrected later, one vertical line of inscription on front (continued when necessary on back); Ci) [GLYPHS] 1 complete; Cii) [GLYPHS] 11 complete, 1 foot end; Ciii) [GLYPHS] 2 complete; Civ) [GLYPHS] 1 complete; Cv) [GLYPHS] 2 complete; totals of type C: Ci = 1, Cii = 11, Ciii = 2, Civ = 1, Cv = 2; D) two vertical lines of inscription on front; variation Di) [GLYPHS] 8 complete, 1 incomplete; variation Dii) [GLYPHS] 6 complete; variation Diii) [GLYPHS] 1 perfect; variation Div) [GLYPHS] 1 perfect; E) three vertical lines of inscription or three and part of fourth on front (three variations); total of type E = 3 complete; F) full inscription begins in vertical line on back and contines in nine horizontal lines on front); total of type F = 1 complete, 2 incomplete; G) ten horizontal lines of inscription on front; total of type G = 1 complete; H) full inscription; variation Hi) ten horizontal lines on front (two variations) [GLYPHS] and [GLYPHS] 2 examples; variation Hii (two variations): [GLYPHS] 2 complete; variation Hiii (variations): eight horizontal lines on front, ends in one vertical line on back [GLYPHS] 1 complete; nine (ten ?) horizontal lines on front and one veritical line on back [GLYPHS] 1 complete; eight lines on back [GLYPHS] 2 complete; total for Hiii = 4 complete; variation Hiv) ten horizontal lines [GLYPHS] 1 complete; X) one vertical line of inscription on front [GLYPHS] 1 complete // total number after piecing together ninety-eight complete figures, ten fragments = total of one hundred eight (108) ushabtis, to these add one complete faience ushabti (29-12-321) from sarcophagus for total of one hundred nine (109) ushabtis numbered one (1) to one hundred nine (109). Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-12-21
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tools & Equipment-Cosmetic and Medical
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7757 A, room X
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: average: 12 cm Length: head ends: 7 - 9.6 cm; middle sections: 5.2 cm; foot end: 4.2 cm Length: (4) 11.5 cm; (17) 11.6 cm; (18) 11.5 cm; (19) 11.3 cm; (21) 11.3 cm; (22) 11.3 cm; (25) 11.6 cm; (29) 11 cm; (34) 11.3 cm; (39) 12.6 cm; (40) 12.5 cm; (44) 11.3 cm; (48) 11.2 cm; (53) 12.8 cm; (54) 11.9 cm; (60) 11.7 cm; (61) 11.5 cm; (74) 11.8 cm; (83) 11.2 cm; (84) 10.9 cm; (90) 12.3 cm; (92) 12.1 cm; (101) 12.2 cm; (103) 12.2 cm; (106) 11.8 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.812
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.813
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8395
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8389
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8390
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8391
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8392
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8393
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8394
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8383
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8384
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8385
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8386
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8387
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8388
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8377
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8378
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8379
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8380
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8381
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8382
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8371
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8372
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8373
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8374
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8375
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8376
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56871
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56872
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56873
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56874
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56875
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_4/8370
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56865
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56866
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56867
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56868
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56869
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56870
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56859
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56860
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56861
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56862
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56863
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56864
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56853
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56854
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56855
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56856
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56857
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56858
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2176
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2177
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2178
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56850
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56851
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_56852
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2170
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2171
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2172
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2173
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2174
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2175
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2164
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2165
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2166
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2167
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2168
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2169
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2158
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2159
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2160
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2161
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2162
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2163
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2152
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2153
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2154
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2155
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2156
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2157
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2146
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2147
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2148
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2149
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2150
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2151
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2140
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2141
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2142
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2143
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2144
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2145
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2134
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2135
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2136
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2137
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2138
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2139
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2128
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2129
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2130
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2131
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2132
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2133
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2122
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2123
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2124
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2125
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2126
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2127
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.832
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.833
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.834
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.835
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2120
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.2121
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.826
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.827
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.828
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.829
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.830
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.831
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.820
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.821
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.822
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.823
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.824
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.825
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.814
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.815
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.816
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.817
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.818
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number
    MFAB_31.819
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFAB_31.812–31.835, 31.2120–31.2178, EMC_JE_56850-EMC_JE_56875
  • Date of Register Entry
    12/01/1929
  • Attested
    Tashereteniset (in G 7757)
  • Owner
    Kheperre (G 7757)
  • Notes
    Ushabtis identified as Type IV d, but description of technique and material is clearly identified as for Type III 2d, it is here assumed that the second group of ushabtis are Type III 2d, but all ushabtis registered under this number may be Type III 2d; "some from different molds" appears to contradict "handmade"; variation Aiv ("b") total 16 corrected to read 17. See OR pages 905, 906, 966 (and expedition photos) for distribution of numbered ushabtis by text variants. One hundred nine (109) numbered ushabtis: MFA 31.2110 (= 1), MFA 31.823 (= 2), MFA 31.2121 (= 3), EMC_JE_56858 (= 4), MFA 31.2122 (= 5), MFA 31.822 (= 6), MFA 31.2123–31.2125 (= 7–9), MFA 31.816 (= 10), MFA 31.2127–31.2129 (= 11–13), MFA 31.825 (= 14), MFA 31.2130 (= 15), MFA 31.2131 (= 16), EMC_JE_56869 (= 17), EMC_JE_56866 (= 18), EMC_JE_56867 (= 19), MFA 31.2132 (= 20), EMC_JE_56860 (= 21), EMC_JE_56868 (= 22), MFA 31.815 (= 23), MFA 31.2133 (= 24), EMC_JE_56853 (= 25), MFA 31.826 (= 26), MFA 31.827 (= 27), MFA 31.2134 (= 28), EMC_JE_56870 (= 29), MFA 31.2135–31.2138 (= 30–33), EMC_JE_56859 (= 34), MFA 31.2139–31.2142 (= 35–38), EMC_JE_56850 (= 39), EMC_JE_56855 (= 40), MFA 31.814 (= 41), MFA 31.2143 (= 42), MFA 31.813 (= 43), EMC_JE_56851 (= 44), EMC_JE_56856 (= 45), MFA 31.2144 (= 46), MFA 31.2145 (= 47), EMC_JE_56861 (= 48), MFA 31.2146–31.2149 (= 49–52), EMC_JE_56852 (= 53), EMC_JE_56857 (= 54), MFA 31.2150–31.2153 (= 55–58), MFA 31.812 (= 59), EMC_JE_56871 (= 60), EMC_JE_56854 (= 61), MFA 31.2154–31.2159 (= 62–67), MFA 31.824 (= 68), MFA 31.2160–31.2164 (= 69–73), EMC_JE_56872 (= 74), MFA 31.828 (= 75), MFA 31.2165 (= 76), MFA 31.817 (= 77), MFA 31.2166 (= 78), MFA 31.821 (= 79), MFA 31.2167–31.2169 (= 80–82), EMC_JE_56864 (= 83), EMC_JE_56865 (= 84), MFA 31.2170 (= 85), MFA 31.2171 (= 86), MFA 31.2126 (= 87), MFA 31.2172 (= 88), MFA 31.818 (= 89), EMC_JE_56862 (= 90), MFA 31.820 (= 91), EMC_JE_56863 (= 92), MFA 31.819 (= 93), MFA 31.835 (= 94), MFA 31.829 (= 95), MFA 31.2173 (= 96), MFA 31.2173 (= 97), MFA 31.830 (= 98), MFA 31.831 (= 99), MFA 31.2175 (= 100), EMC_JE_56873 (= 101), MFA 31.832 (= 102), EMC_JE_56874 (= 103), MFA 31.833 (= 104), MFA 31.2176 (= 105), EMC_JE_56875 (= 106), MFA 31.834 (= 107), MFA 31.2177 (= 108), MFA 31.2178 (= 109) EMC_JE_56850 - EMC_JE_56875 = EMC_SR_4/8370 - EMC_SR_4/8395.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7757

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, pp. 176-180, cat. 127 (misidentified as MFA 31.812-841).

    Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, pp. 273, 278 (misidentified as 29-12-72 on p. 273).

Photos 20

People 2

Ancient People

  • Kheperre (G 7757)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Kheperre "overseer of the army" (general). Ptolemaic greywacke anthropoid sarcophagus (MFA 30.834a box + MFA 30.834b lid = 29-4-443 sarcophagus + 29-12-20 lid fragment + 29-12-38 miscellaneous fragments + 29-12-215 lid fragment); found in G 7757 A (room X). Child (born) of Tashereteniset. Set of ushabtis (29-12-21, 29-12-321) inscribed for Kheperre; found in G 7757 A (room X). Name also appears on ushabtis inscribed for Tashereteniset.
  • Tashereteniset (in G 7757)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Kheperre. Set of ushabtis inscribed for Tashereteniset. Name also appears on set of ushabtis inscribed for Kheperre.