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Limestone standing pair statue of man and wife; two figures standing on base with back support pillar, woman (proper left) wearing tight fitting dress embraces man with her right arm and touches man's left arm with her left hand, man (proper right) standing left leg advanced wearing triangular projecting kilt with plain waistband with knot and clenching "steinkern" in his fists, both wear wigs with incised lines showing details, facial features round and plump; remnants of red paint on man's skin and yellow paint on woman's skin, man's nose and right eyebrow chipped.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_21.2596
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 2415, serdab
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    H x W x D: 56.5 x 29.2 x 17.8 cm (22 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 7 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
    2455–2350 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.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2415

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Fischer, Henry G. "An Elusive Shape within the Fisted Hands of Egyptian Statues." Metropolitan Museum Journal 10 (1975), p. 13.

    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. 88-89, cat. 30.

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

Photos 13