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Painted white limestone statuette, seated male figure; inscribed on base to left of left foot [xntj-S pr-aA sb] (palace attendant of the Great Hosue, flutist), on base to right of right foot [rx nswt sn-anx-wr] (royal acquaintance Senankhwer), full wig, short [kilt], left hand open palm down on left thigh, right hand fist (thumb lost) on right knee, broad necklace (painted), top of seat and front side of seat and top of base yellow, other three sides of seat and back support .... Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    ROM_949.42
  • Department
    Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    G 2475, serdab, in situ facing E
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37 cm Width: max: 14.5 cm Thickness: max: 25 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Previous Number
    HUMFA_40-3-15
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (949.42)
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
    03/29/1940
  • Owner
    Senankhwer (G 2475)
  • Notes
    Sold to Royal Ontario Museum, Torinto - December 1948.
  • Remarks
    Last part of statement unfinished, original entry ends short (cut off).
  • Problems/Questions
    description re colors reads as if description was not completed; ROM accession number verified; re name Senankhsemu, more likely Senankhwer

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2475

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Needler, W. in Bulletin of the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology 18 (March, 1952), pp. 9-12, figs. 4, 5.

    Needler, W. in The Coinnoisseur 166 (1967), p. 97, fig. 5.

    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. 95.

Photos 19

People 1

Ancient People

  • Senankhwer (G 2475)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2475. Limestone seated statue (formerly HUMFA_40-3-15 = ROM_949.42) inscribed for Senankhwer, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S pr-aA sb] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, flutist; found in situ in G 2475 serdab.