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White limestone seated statue of [GLYPHS] Raramu; male figure seated on rectangular block slanting down torward front of seat with base rounded in front, hands on knees, right hand closed, left hand open palm down, wears short wig, short [kilt] and pleated apron with belt, colors fairly well preserved, hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes, belt buckle, and space between arms and body and between legs painted black, body red, [kilt] white, pleated apron yellow, seat appears to have been painted grey; name and titles inscribed vertically (facing right) on front of seat beside legs and top of base, on his left: [GLYPHS] (on seat), [GLYPHS] (on base), on his right: [GYLPHS] (on seat), [GLYPHS] (on base); on right side of block-seat: figure (in fairly high relief) of man (Raramu's son, Kahersetef) standing facing right with left foot advanced, holding out bell censer in left hand and lid over it in right hand, wearing short white [kilt] and belt but without wig, figure painted yellow-brown (in contrast to red of seated figure of his father), hair and bell censor black, and [kilt] white, incised inscription in four horizontal lines in front of figure facing right: 1) [GLYPHS], 2) [GLYPHS], 3) [GLYPHS], 4) [GLYPHS]; on left side of block-seat: clumsy figure (in sunk relief) of girl (Raramu's daughter, Tjes-tjaset) standing facing left with right foot slightly advanced, arms hanging down, hands open with palms towards body, figure painted yellow, wearing black lappet wig and long white tunic, incised inscription in three horizontal lines in front of figure facing right: 1) [GLYPHS], 2) [GLYPHS], 3) [GLYPHS]; parts of seated figure's right forearm and hand broken off and mended and left forearm scratched but otherwise perfect. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_39-1-17
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2099, serdab, against E wall (in front of 39-1-16) facing W
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 51,6 cm Width: 16.4 cm Thickness: 22.8 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Toledo Museum of Art (49.5)
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/21/1939
  • Owner
    Raramu (G 2099)
  • Attested
    Kahersetef (in G 2099)
    Tjes-tjaset (in G 2099)
  • Notes
    object not accessioned by MFA: sold to Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1949

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2099

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), p. 34.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Excavating the Old Kingdom. The Giza Necropolis and Other Mastaba Fields." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 150, fig. 92.

    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. 70.

    Roth, Ann Macy. A Cemetery of Palace Attendants. Giza Mastabas 6. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, p. 151, fig. 80, pl. 116.

Photos 12

People 3

Ancient People

  • Kahersetef (in G 2099)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Raramu (owner of G 2099). Limestone standing statue (39-1-19 = MFA 39.831 deaccessioned = Richmond 49.21) inscribed for Kahersetef (back pillar inscribed for Kednes), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw xntj-S] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, palace attendant; also depicted on inscribed seat of limestone seated statue of Raramu (39-1-17 = Toledo 49.5), identified as [wab nswt smr xtrw(?) Hm-nTr xwfw xntj-S] royal wab-priest, companion of the kheteru(?), priest of Khufu, palace attendant; both statues found in situ in G 2099 serdab.
  • Raramu (G 2099)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2099. Seated statue (39-1-17 = Toledo 49.5) inscribed for Raramu (with his daughter Tjes-tjaset and his son Kahersetef depicted on sides of seat), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw m swt nb rx nswt jmj-xt xntjw-S pr-aA] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu in all (his) places, royal acquaintance, under-supervisor of palace attendants of the Great House; limestone standing pair statue (39-1-16 = Toledo 49.4) inscribed for Raramu and his wife Ankhet; Raramu identified as [rx nswt wab nswt pr-aA] royal acquaintance, royal wab-priest of the Great House; limestone triad (39-1-18 = Cairo JE 72138) of two men and small boy, Raramu (proper left), Nikauptah (proper right), Kednes (boy, center); Raramu identified as [rx nswt jmj-xt pr-aA wab nswt xntjw-S] royal acquaintance, under-supervisor of palace attendants (royal wab-priest) of the Great House (words of titles seem to have been copied slightly out of sequence); statues found in situ in G 2099 serdab.
  • Tjes-tjaset (in G 2099)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Raramu (owner of G 2099). Depicted on inscribed seat of limestone seated statue of Raramu (39-1-17 = Toledo 49.5), identified as [xntt-S] palace attendant; found in situ in G 2099 serdab.