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Limestone standing portrait statue of Nefersehefen; inscribed on base; head missing, fragmentary, composed of many pieces glued together.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_12.1483
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2185
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: .220 x .425 base. .805 H.
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Owner
    Nefersehefen (G 2185)
  • 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

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 74, chapter 4, b, iii [to be completed].

Photos 15

People 1

Ancient People

  • Nefersehefen (G 2185)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2185. Fragmentary (incomplete) limestone standing statue (MFA 12.1483) inscribed for Nefersehefen; found in G 2185. Uninscribed limestone seated statue (35-9-39 = MFA 37.640) attributed to Nefersehefen; found in G 2185 B.