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Limestone statue of squatting man; figure squatting in usual fashion with soles of feet up on low rectangular base supported on back by flat pilaster, hands and forearm resting on upper legs, right hand holding palette (?) resting thumb up with thumb on top of palette, left hand holding roll of papyrus showing fingers above and thumb underneath, clothed in short [kilt] (knees not covered) held by belt around waist, knot at waist sticking up in front and end lying on side a little to left, whole figure painted red except white color of [kilt] and hair and palette painted black, support (pilaster) and base and connecting part between upper arms and body painted black, papyrus roll left white, name damaged [GLYPHS] Irsetmu, inscribed only on front part of base (partly broken off); right hand partly broken off as well as forefinger, tip of nose, part of right ear, and edge of [kilt], and tip of left big toe broken off. Illustration: Yes [photograph]


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1673, debris of room a
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.5 cm Width: 17.6 cm Thickness: 15.3 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Egyptian Museum, Cairo (EMC_JE_60547)
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Irsetmu (in G 1673)
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1673

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 2

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. 65.

Photos 13

People 1

Ancient People

  • Irsetmu (in G 1673)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone seated scribe statue (32-4-18 = Cairo JE 60547) inscribed for Irsetmu, identified as [sHD Hmw-kA(?)] inspector of ka-priests(?); found in G 1673 chapel.

Institutions 1