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Limestone servant statue, squatting male figure cutting goose; color almost gone, except for traces of black on back of head and red-brown on left shoulder and lower arm, name written vertically on top of base along edge beside left foot [GLYPHS] Nenankh (but not clear) facing right; in five pieces, not quite complete, left part of face and neck, part of lower left arm, part of knife, two chips of goose's neck, and some of base missing. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: ca 1:3

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_38-4-3
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2088, room c
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.2 cm Width: 10.2 cm Length: 21 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 38.2147
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/08/1938
  • Owner
    Nenankh (in G 2088)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Roth, Ann Macy. A Cemetery of Palace Attendants. Giza Mastabas 6. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, p. 81, fig. 33.

    Roth, Ann Macy. "The Meaning of Menial Labor: 'Servant Statues' in Old Kingdom Serdabs." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 39 (2002), pp. 112-113.

Photos 11

People 1

Ancient People

  • Nenankh (in G 2088)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone servant statue (38-4-3 = MFA 38.2147) inscribed for Nenankh, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found in G 2088. Possibly same Nenankh as son of Redi (owner of G 2086).