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Painting (oil on canvas) of tomb of Idu, G 7102 (Dynasty 6); engaged bust of Idu emerging from false door niche (west wall of chapel).

Details

  • ID
    25.511
  • Department
    MFA: Giza Collections/Smith
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. 0.965 (38 in.) W. 0.788 (31 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Anonymous gift
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Modern
  • Attested
    Idu (G 7102)
  • Artist
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Notes
    One of a series of modern paintings by American artist Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950), and others, documenting aspects of the Giza excavations.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7102

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Idu (G 7102)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 7102. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, statuary), identified variously as [jmj-r Hwt wrt jmj-r sSw mrt xntj-S mnnfr-ppj Xrj tp nswt] overseer of the great chapel, overseer of scribes of the meret-serfs, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Pepi, he who is at the head of the king; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Idu (in G 7101), son of Qar (owner of G 7101). The relationship between Qar and Idu is difficult to determine; it seems certain that they are father and son, but it is not clear which is which since they each have a son named after the other (i.e. Qar has a son named Idu, Idu has a son named Qar). Qar (G 7101) has a sister named Bendjyt who may be identical to Bendjet, a daughter of Idu (G 7102), in which case Idu would be the father of Qar, but this is not at all certain.

Modern People

  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Artist
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.