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Painted limestone standing statue (three male figures) inscribed for Hes, Khuiptah, and Nikaukhufu; all three men wear short kilts and broad collars, Hes wears full striated shoulder-length wig, Khuiptah wears short curly wig, and Nikaukhufu wears only his closely cropped hair, base inscribed with men's names, front of base painted pink in imitation of granite, top of base and back pillar painted black.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_06.1882
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2009, serdab
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
    about 2465–2323 B.C.
  • Owner
    Hes (in G 2009)
    Khuiptah (in G 2009)
    Nikaukhufu (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 4

Full Bibliography

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

    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. 17.

    Eaton-Krauss, Marianne. "Pseudo-Groups." In Rainer Stadelmann and Hourig Sourouzian, eds. Kunst des Alten Reiches: Symposium im Deutschen Archäologischen Institut Kairo am 29. und 30. Oktober 1991. Sonderschrift des Deutschen Archäologischen Institut Abteilung Kairo 28, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1995, p. 62.

    Freed, Rita E. "Rethiking the Rules for Old Kingdom Sculpture. Observations on Poses and Attributes of Limestone Statuary from Giza." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, p. 146, fig. 2.

    Ranke, Hermann. Die Ägyptischen Personennamen. Glückstadt: J.J. Augustin, 1935, p. 266.6.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 69.

    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.

Photos 31

People 3

Ancient People

  • Hes (in G 2009)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone standing triad (three male figures) (MFA 06.1882) inscribed for Hes, Khuiptah, and Nikaukhufu; Hes identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Khuiptah (in G 2009)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone standing triad (three male figures) (MFA 06.1882) inscribed for Hes, Khuiptah, and Nikaukhufu; Khuiptah identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.
  • Nikaukhufu (in G 2009)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone standing triad (three male figures) (MFA 06.1882) inscribed for Hes, Khuiptah, and Nikaukhufu; Nikaukhuf identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in G 2009 serdab.