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Limestone servant statue, group of two female figures on one base, "a" squatting sifting and "b" standing bent fowards grinding grain in mortar-hole in base with long conical pestle; colors partly preserved, base and full wig of "a" black, band around hair red, bodies except for long white tunic yellow, small necklace and tips of breasts black, pestle red-brown, names written on top of base, a) horizontally in front of sieve [GLYPHS] Nefretinet facing right, b) vertically in front outside mortar hole along edge of base [GLYPHS] Ankhmaes; both figures incomplete, a) face damaged, nose broken off, right knee, right lower arm and hand, and left hand missing, b) upper part of body above thighs missing. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: ca 1:3

Details

  • ID
    EMC_JE_72139
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2088, chapel (torso of "a"), room c (torso of "b" and base and fragment of arm of "a"), and serdab 1 (pestle)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.5 cm Width: 26 cm Length: 19 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15244
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_38-4-2
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Egyptian Museum, Cairo (EMC_JE_72139)
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/06/1938, 04/08/1938, 04/09/1938
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Owner
    Ankhmaes (in G 2088)
    Nefretinet (in G 2088)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 69.

    Roth, Ann Macy. A Cemetery of Palace Attendants. Giza Mastabas 6. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, p. 81, fig. 32, p. 90, pl. 32c.

    Roth, Ann Macy. "The Meaning of Menial Labor: 'Servant Statues' in Old Kingdom Serdabs." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 39 (2002), p. 111, fig. 2.

Photos 13

People 2

Ancient People

  • Ankhmaes (in G 2088)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Secondary false door inscribed for Ankhmaes, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2088, north of entrance to inner chapel. Fragmentary (incomplete) inscribed limestone servant statue (38-4-2 = Cairo JE 72139); two female figures on one base, Nefretinet squatting (proprer right) and Ankhmaes standing (proper left); found in G 2088.
  • Nefretinet (in G 2088)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Fragmentary (incomplete) inscribed limestone servant statue (38-4-2 = Cairo JE 72139); two female figures on one base, Nefretinet squatting (proprer right) and Ankhmaes standing (proper left); found in G 2088.

Institutions 1