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Painted limestone statuette of Ptahneferti as small boy; figure naked and wearing a sidelock stands with left foot forward, left arm at side, right arm raised with forefinger extended to touch lip (a characteristic gesture in Egyptian representations of children); body painted red, hair and eyebrows black, eyes yellow, base and back pillar black.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2009, serdab
  • Material
    Painted limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
    about 2465–2323 B.C.
  • Owner
    Ptahneferti (in G 2009)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1905-1906: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1906: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (no registration records for 1903-1904-1905-1906).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2009

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Bates, Oric. "Sculptures from the Excavations at Giza, 1905-1906." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 5, No. 26 (1907), p. 21.

    D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, p. 89, cat. 16.

    Freed, Rita E., Lawrence M. Berman, and Denise M. Doxey. Arts of Ancient Egypt. MFA Highlights. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003, p. 92.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), pp. 56, 59, fig. 33.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Ptahneferti (in G 2009)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone standing statue (MFA 06.1881) inscribed for Ptahneferti (depicted as young boy), identified as [Hmwtj] craftsman; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.