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Headless limestone statuette, seated figure of [GLYPHS] Nedjemu; right hand closed holding handkerchief on right knee, left hand open palm down on left knee, body painted brown, collar and [kilt] white, pleated apron sculptured and painted yellow on lap, but only painted yellow to middle on back, seat and base black, name and titles written vertically on base beside left foot. Illustration: Yes

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_36-5-29
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Pit G 2420 D (pit D is just S of serdab and W of chapel in SW corner of mastaba, this statuette found uppermost in pit D face down, other statuettes found later in day and on next day lower down in pit, and remainder of small statuette of Nedjemu found on June 21 in G 2411 Z)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 44+ cm Width: 18 cm Length: base: 30 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 37.642
  • Date of Register Entry
    05/15/1936
  • Owner
    Nedjemu (in G 2420)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 3

Photos 9

People 1

Ancient People

  • Nedjemu (in G 2420)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Headless limestone seated statue (36-5-29 = MFA 37.642) inscribed for Nedjemu, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; fragmentary limestone standing statue (36-5-31 = MFA 37.662 deaccessioned = Memphis 1987.2.1) inscribed for Nedjemu (dedicated by his son Seneb), identified as [sHD wabw xntj-S] inspector of wab-priests, palace attendant; seated statue and base of standing statue found in G 2420 D, body of standing statue found in G 2411 Z. Porter & Moss (p. 93) attribute G 2420 to Nedjemu on the basis of two statues inscribed for him but found displaced in shaft D. However, they do not mention the three in situ false doors in room b, the southernmost (and, presumably, main) one of which is inscribed for Khufudjedef, suggesting that he was the owner of G 2420.