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Limestone seated portrait statue of Akhmerutnisut, superintendent of royal gardens; carved in chunky style typical of late Dynasty 5 and early Dynasty 6, figure sits with left hand flat upon knee and right closed in fist, wears pleated kilt and wig with center part; nose damaged.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_12.1482
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2184, chapel
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height x width x depth: 68.5 x 24.7 x 45.5 cm (26 15/16 x 9 3/4 x 17 15/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, mid Dynasty 5 - early Dynasty 6
  • Owner
    Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)
  • 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. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "A Triad for Pehenptah." Warsaw Egyptological Studies I. Essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Jadwiga Lipinska. Warsaw: National Museum "Pro-Egipt," 1997, p. 270, note 31.

    D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, pp. 83-87, cat. 14.

    Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, pp. 74-75, cat. 20.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "Old Kingdom Sculpture." American Journal of Archaeology 45 (1941), pp. 519.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 54.

Photos 15

People 1

Ancient People

  • Akhmerutnisut (G 2184)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2184. Limestone seated statue (MFA 12.1482) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [rx nswt smr jmj-r st n xntjw-S n pr-aA] royal acquaintance, companion, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found in situ in G 2184 inner room of chapel. North and south false doors and architrave in west wall of interior chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; in situ in G 2184 (interior chapel previously blocked by later phases of construction). False door in niche (blocking entrance to interior chapel) in west wall of inner room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; found in situ in G 2184. Also appears on painted block (MFA 13.6040) from this false door; found displaced. South false door in west wall of outer room of chapel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut; west and south walls (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Architectural elements (drum lintel and jambs of entrance to inner room of chapel) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA wab nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House, royal wab-priest; also appears in chapel relief (east door jamb of entrance to inner room of chapel, west wall of outer room of chapel, identifying inscriptions not preserved in all cases); west and south walls of outer room of chapel (MFA 13.4352) found in situ in G 2184. Fragments of displaced door frame (MFA 47.1886 + MFA 47.1887 + MFA 47.1888 + MFA 47.1889 + MFA 47.1890 + MFA 47.1891 + MFA 47.1892 + MFA 47.1893 + MFA 47.1894) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the royal authorizations of the Great House. Fragment of displaced lintel (MFA 47.1895) inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA jmj-r Xrjw-a nswt n pr-aA nb jmAx xr nb=f wab nswt rx nswt] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of royal authorizations of the Great House, possessor of reverence before his lord, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance. Limestone offering basin (36-10-4) made from lintel inscribed for Akhmerutnisut, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S n pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found reused in G 2421 X. Roth (Mummies & Magic, p. 87) suggests: "If this lintel was not taken from the tomb of the elder [Akhmerutnisut] (there is no obvious place in that tomb to restore it), it may have been taken from a lost chapel built by his son."