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Upper part of limestone servant statue, female figure grinding grain; wears full black wig with red (?) cap on top, blue dog collar and bead necklace with blue pendant hanging down between breasts, white tunic below breasts without shoulder straps, flesh painted yellow, [irises], eyebrows and eyelashs black; in five pieces, incomplete, lower arms and hands, greater part of legs, and base missing. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: ca 1:3

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_38-4-4
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2088, serdab 2
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.2 cm Width: across shoulders: 11.4 cm Length: 20.6 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 38.2129
  • Date of Register Entry
    April 1938
  • 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Unpublished Documents 1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. 82, fig. 40, pl. 33b.

    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. 104, fig. 1.

Photos 5