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Limestone seated pair statue inscribed for inspector of builders and constructors, Iti, and royal acquaintance, Khuitre; much pigment remaining, traces of red paint on skin of male figure, necklace outline drawn but paint is gone, traces of yellow on female feet, black lines drawn on female right foot and on male kilt, base has traces of black paint, inscriptions on both right and left sides of base with incised hieroglyphs; head and part of right shoulder of man and torso of female figure missing, front right corner of base missing

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_12.1485
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2231 X
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Other: 23 x 13.5 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Owner
    Iti (in G 2231 X)
    Khuitre (in G 2231 X)
  • 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

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Fischer, Henry G. "Redundant Determinatives in the Old Kingdom." Metropolitan Museum Journal 8 (1973), pp. 7-8, 10, n. 6, fig. 5 (G 2231 X incorrectly equated with G 2178).

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Re-examination of Reisner's Nucleus Cemetery Concept at Giza. Preliminary Remarks on Cemetery G 2100." 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. 225.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 80 (incorrectly attributed to G 2178).

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 74 (G 2231 X incorrectly equated with G 2178).

Photos 8

People 2

Ancient People

  • Iti (in G 2231 X)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Incomplete limestone seated pair statue (MFA 12.1485) inscribed for Iti and Khuitre; Iti identified as [rx nswt sHD qdw xwsjw] royal acquaintance, inspector of builders and constructors; found in G 2231 X (incorrectly attributed to G 2178 in Porter-Moss III, p. 80, with names listed as Khui and Khuit).
  • Khuitre (in G 2231 X)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Wife (?) of Iti. Incomplete limestone seated pair statue (MFA 12.1485) inscribed for Iti and Khuitre; Khuitre identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 2231 X (incorrectly attributed to G 2178 in Porter-Moss III, p. 80, with names listed as Khui and Khuit).