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Red granite seated pair statue inscribed for "steward" Irankhptah and his wife Niankhhathor.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1501, serdab
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height x width x depth: 49.2 x 32.7 x 31.4 cm (21 3/4 x 14 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Neferirkare to Reneferef
  • Date of Register Entry
    about 2446–2420 B.C.
  • Owner
    Irankhptah (G 1501)
    Niankhhathor (in G 1501)
  • 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)
  • Remarks
    G 1501: outlying mastaba N of cemetery G 1200 (not indicated on published cemetery plan)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1501

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 10 (1912), title page [to be completed].

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Unfinished Business: The Giza Tablet of Tjenti (JE 72135)." In Mamdouh Eldmaty and Mai Trad, eds. Egyptian Museum Collections Around the World: Studies for the Centennial of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2002, p. 784, note 22.

    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, p. 83, cat. 27.

    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, pp. 64-65.

    Smith, William Stevenson. A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom. London: Oxford University Press, 1946, p. 74.

Photos 13

People 2

Ancient People

  • Irankhptah (G 1501)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1501. Granite seated pair statue (MFA 12.1488) inscribed for Irankhptah and Niankhhathor; Irankhptah identified as [jmj-r pr] steward; found in G 1501 serdab.
  • Niankhhathor (in G 1501)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Wife of Irankhptah (owner of G 1501). Granite seated pair statue (MFA 12.1488) inscribed for Irankhptah and Niankhhathor; found in G 1501 serdab.