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Limestone statue of Nedjemu; standing with left foot advanced, leaning back against rectangular support, arms hanging down at sides, hands closed holding handkerchief (?), short wig covers ears, dressed in pleated apron over white [kilt], body painted brown, hair, back support, and base black, [kilt] white, apron yellow, handkerchief white; practically complete, but in several fragments (base fragment with feet of figure only, part of right arm with hand holding handkerchief). Illustration: Yes


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 2420 D, III level (base found at same level as 36-5-30, next day part of right arm and hand holding handkerchief found lower down in pit, rest of statue, complete except for bit broken out of left upper arm, found June 21 in G 2411 Z, lying half under stones of door blocking)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: base: 6.2 cm; total: 37.5 cm Width: 10.5 cm Length: 16.6 cm Thickness: base: 3 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA 37.662 deaccessioned; Institute of Eg. Art and Archaeology, Memphis 1987.2.1
  • Date of Register Entry
    05/15/1936, 05/16/1936, 06/21/1936
  • Owner
    Nedjemu (in G 2420)
  • Object owned by
    Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, University of Memphis, Tennessee
  • Notes
    MFA 37.662 deaccessioned to Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, University of Memphis, Tennessee, July 29, 1987
  • Remarks
    Diary entries for G 2419 (April 30, 1936, Vol.28.p.312) and G 2411 Z (June 21, 1936, Vol.29.p.347) report arm for this statue as found in G 2419, rather than G 2420 D (May 16 and 17, 1936, Vol.29.p.326).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA and Memphis accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2419

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 4

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "A Triad for Pehenptah." Warsaw Egyptological Studies I. Essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Jadwiga Lipinska. Warsaw: National Museum "Pro-Egipt," 1997, p. 263, note 8.

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.

Institutions 1