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Uninscribed limestone pair statuette, man and woman seated side by side on one seat; woman on left of man, man seated with feet slightly apart, hands on knees, right hand closed holding handkerchief, left hand open palm down, wears short wig covering ears, short [kilt] with apron (left flap not pleated), and belt without buckle, woman seated with feet side by side, right arm invisible behind man's back but hand showing on back of his right shoulder, left forearm bent at right angle across body under her breast with hand resting with open palm (thumb up) on his left upper arm, wears long wig parted in middle hanging down over ears and base of neck, her own hair (also parted in middle) visible on forehead five small incised lines in width, wears long tunic with V-shaped opening between breasts, traces of brown paint preserved on man's body (but not on face), hair, top of base, and space between legs painted black, seat probably grey, paint (as far as preserved) on woman's body in V-shaped opening and on arm and feet red-brown (same color as body of man), wig black, no color preserved on face; man's head comparatively too large while woman's head comparatively too small; perfectly preserved, except salt spots all over surface of limstone, crack in stone on man's left cheek and woman's right nostril, and both cheeks of man and top of his right thumb slightly chipped, tips of his and three of her toes broken off. Illustration: Yes


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2061 a (chapel)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 72.8 cm; man: 72.8 cm; woman: 65.2 cm; different between man and woman: 7.6 cm; support behind man: 60 cm; support behind woman: 55 cm; difference of support between man and woman: 5 cm; seat: 29 cm; base: 9.5 cm Width: shoulders: 44.5 cm; base: 37 cm Length: base, on man's side: 52 cm; base, on woman's side: 45.5 cm; base: 52 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM_1201)
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Notes
    Mislabeled in GEM records as from G 2113.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2061

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 69.