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White limestone triad; two standing men and small boy (reaching only up to their knees) between them, [GLYPHS] Raramu (proper left) and [GLYPHS] Nikauptah (proper right), both men standing with feet side by side, arms hanging down, hands closed holding handkerchiefs, both wear full wigs, short [kilts] and pleated aprons, figure of boy standing in same attitude as men but without wig and with triangular flap hanging down over [kilt] instead of pleated apron, wears broad necklace, back support behind both men almost as high as tops of their heads, base in front of Nikauptah cut back forming "step-back" in surface of front of base, bodies of men painted red-brown, [kilts] white, aprons yellow, support and base, background between legs and space around boy painted grey, body of boy painted yellow, hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes, space between arms and body and between legs painted black, [kilt] white, necklace blue; names and titles of men incised (painted black) vertically (facing right) on front outer edge of back support (to right and left of men), both inscriptions continue down onto top of base, to left of Raramu [GLYPHS] (on back support) and [GLYPHS] (on base), to right of Nikauptah [GLYPHS] (on back support) and [GLYPHS] (on base), name and titles of boy inscribed horizontally (facing right) across front of base in two parts, [GLYPHS] (proper right) and [GLYPHS] (proper left); only tip of boy's nose chipped off slightly, otherwise in perfect condition. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs. Illustration scale: 1:3

Details

  • ID
    GEM_7208
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2099, serdab, westernmost statue along S wall facing N
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40.6 cm Width: 22.3 cm Thickness: 15.4 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_72138
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_2/15241
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_39-1-18
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM_7208, formerly EMC_JE_72138)
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 - Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/21/1939
  • Owner
    Raramu (G 2099)
  • Attested
    Kednes (in G 2099)
    Nikauptah (in G 2099)

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, pl. 115.

Photos 14

People 3

Ancient People

  • Kednes (in G 2099)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Raramu (owner of G 2099). Limestone triad (39-1-18 = Cairo JE 72138) of two men and small boy, Raramu (proper left), Nikauptah (proper right), Kednes (boy, center); Kednes identified as [wab nswt sS] royal wab-priest, scribe; limestone standing statue (39-1-19 = MFA 39.831 deaccessioned = Richmond 49.21) inscribed for Kahersetef, back pillar recut for Kednes, identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu; both statues found in situ in G 2099 serdab.
  • Nikauptah (in G 2099)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Limestone triad (39-1-18 = Cairo JE 72138) of two men and small boy, Raramu (proper left), Nikauptah (proper right), Kednes (boy, center); Nikauptah identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu; found in situ in G 2099 serdab. Roth (Giza Mastabas 6, p. 152) suggests Nikauptah as secondary name for Raramu (owner of G 2099).
  • 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.