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Pink granite seated statuette [inscribed for Senenu]; hair, eyebrows, eyes, and moustache painted; traces also remain of necklaces, bracelets, and anklets, as well as of stucco on kilt.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_06.1877
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Debris in corridor between mastabas G 2032 and G 2034, near entrance to chapel of G 2034, originally from G 2032
  • Material
    Granite
  • Dimensions
    Height x width x depth: 41.2 x 12 x 21.8 cm (16 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 8 9/16 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
    Senenu (G 2032)
  • 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.
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (no registration records for 1903-1904-1905-1906).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 5.25 (1907): 16 [to be completed].

    Fischer, Henry G. Varia Nova. Egyptian Studies 3. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996, pp. 214 (incorrectly labeled as 06.1879), 236, pl. 47.

    Fischer, Henry G. "Varia Aegyptiaca." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 2 (1963), p. 25.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 70.

Photos 23

People 1

Ancient People

  • Senenu (G 2032)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2032. Granite seated statue (MFA 06.1877) inscribed for Senenu, identified as [wab Ra xtmw Sspt nswt rx nswt n pr-aA Hrj-pr n DbAt] wab-priest of Re, sealer of the royal shespet-cloth, royal acquaintance of the Great House, major-domo of the robing room; statue found under fallen architrave at entrance to G 2034 chapel. North false door inscribed for Senenu, identified as [rx nswt sHD pr-aA] royal acquaintance, inspector of the Great House; false door found displaced in corridor between G 2034 and G 2032. Also mentioned on damaged false door inscribed for Irienre (owner of G 2033), south inner jamb; in situ in G 2033. Name and titles also occur in top line of inscription on upper lintel over north false door (in corridor chapel), otherwise inscribed for his son Ankhemtjenenet Ineb (owner of D 201); Senenu identified as [sHD pr-aA Hrj-sStA pr-dwAt] inspector of the Great House, secretary of the House of Morning; in situ in D 201.