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Limestone servant statue (kneeling woman grinding grain).

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_21.2601
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2415, serdab
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height x length: 28.2 x 45 cm (11 1/8 x 17 11/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Nyuserre - reign of Unas
  • Date of Register Entry
    2420–2323 B.C.
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1920: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Full Bibliography

  • Breasted, James Henry. Egyptian Servant Statues. The Bollingen Series 13. New York: Pantheon Books, 1948, p.18, pl. 16b.

    New Orleans Museum of Art. Eye for Eye: Egyptian Images & Inscriptions. April 2, 1977 through February, 1978, New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1977, cat. 49.

    Sanborn, Ashton. "Recent Acquisitions from Egypt. New Installation of the Primitive and Old Empire Rooms." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 20, No. 11 (April 1922), p. 25, unnumbered fig.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Country Life in Ancient Egypt. Museum of Fine Arts Picture Book 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1954, p. 24, fig. 35.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), p. 56.