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Many small fragments of painted plaster covering (consisting of two distinct layers) from wood statues, and one partly preserved eye; there were at least __ male statues and __ female statues from E serdab and __ male statues and __ female statues from N serdab, size can only be judged approximately from some fitting wig fragments compared with other statues such as 36-4-53 (Khuienkhufu), 36-5-32 ([Inti (?)]), or 36-5-40 (Kennunefer): b) male statue (larger wig), wig fragments show horizontal lines 1.8 - 2 cm and vertical strokes .8 - 1 cm apart, structure of other fragments similar to those described under 38-4-21a, some fragments of red painted flesh from shoulder (and elbow or knee) consist of one layer of fine pink plaster (only 1 - 1.4 cm thick), other fragments especially those with large almost flat sufaces as on breast (or back or legs) consist of two layers of pink plaster separated by cloth of same texture as in 38-4-21a (24:12 threads to 1 square cm), also one fragment of two layers of white plaster (separated by cloth) painted yellow (from statue of woman ?), some flat pink fragments had broad curving bands painted with thick green and blue color on red. Illustration: Yes

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_38-4-21b
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2088, middle of N wall of E serdab (a few wig fragments and fragments of black painted base found in SE corner)
  • Material
    Plaster, cloth
  • Dimensions
    Length: wig fragment: 4.5 cm Diameter: lower edge of wig: ca 16 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date of Register Entry
    April 1938

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2088

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Roth, Ann Macy. A Cemetery of Palace Attendants. Giza Mastabas 6. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, p. 82.

Photos 4