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Limestone servant statue of woman grinding grain on quern; figure wears calf-length skirt and has hair tied in a cloth.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2185, serdab
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    H. 19.5 cm, w. 8.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Breasted, James Henry. Egyptian Servant Statues. The Bollingen Series 13. New York: Pantheon Books, 1948, p. 20, n. 3, pl. 19b.

    D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, pp. 90-91, cat. 21.

    Dunham, Dows. The Egyptian Department and its Excavations. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1958, p. 145, fig. 118.

    Daily Life in Ancient Israel: Essays and Catalog of an Exhibition at the Yeshiva University Museum. New York City: Yeshiva University Museum, 1980, pp. 17-19, 78, fig. 11.

    Herrmann, John. Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World. Nagoya: Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1999, cat. 36.