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Fragmentary painted seated headless statue of Qedfy, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests. "Sitzstatue eines Mannes; der Oberkörper ist wieder angefügt, Kopf und große Teile der Arme fehlen...."

Details

  • ID
    KHM_ÄS_7443
  • Department
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba of Qedfy (G 2135a), serdab
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    57 x 24 x 13.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Previous Number
    KHM_7443
  • Object Ownership Information
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, second half of Dynasty 5
  • Object owned by
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Owner
    Qedfy (G 2135a)
  • Notes
    Herk: Gîza, W-Friedhof, Serdâb der Mastab des Kdfjj, Grabung Junker 1912 Erwerb: 1912 durch Fundteilung; 1913 inventarisiert; Inv.Nr. 7434–7449 sind Geschenk der Wiener Akad. d. Wissenschaften aus den Ausgrabungen bei Gizeh hinter der großen Pyramde (im Westen) von Junker 1912. Dias: Ektachrom F. Simak 1999; Ektachrome KHM Comp.Nr. 28122, 28123; NegNr-1: I 5157, von vorne, I 5174, v. Links, Grabungsphotos NegNr-2: II 2392, von vorne, II 2393, Schrägansicht NegNr-3: III 18680, Vorderansicht, III 18681, linke Seite, III 18682, Schrägansicht, III 18683, Hinteransicht, Haller 1984; NegNr-4: III 23883, rechte Seite, Kitlitschka 1992
  • Remarks
    Qedfy, unnumbered mastaba abutting S end of G 2135 (excavated by H. Junker). Excavated March 8, 1912.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2135a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • A. FEHLIG, Das sogenannte Taschentuch in den ägyptischen Darstellungen des Alten Reiches, in: SAK 13 (1986) 65, Anm. 39.

    Jaroš-Deckert, Brigitte. Statuen des Alten Reiches. Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung, Lieferung 15. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1993, pp. 21-25.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza VI. Die Mastaba des Nfr (Nefer), Kdf.jj (Kedfi), K3hjf (Kahjef) und die westlich anschliessenden Grabanlagen. Vienna and Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1940, pp. 90-92, fig. 25, pl. VII.

    Junker, Hermann. Vorläufiger Bericht über die Grabungen bei den Pyramiden von Gizeh vom 22. Januar bis 7. April 1912, in: AnzWien (1912) 5.
    Übersicht, (1923) 30.

    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 Moss, R.L.B. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3. Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1932; 2nd ed. III Memphis, Part I. Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr (revised and augmented by Jaromîr Málek). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 75.

    J. VANDIER, Manuel III 65, Anm. 6; 577 (Index).

Photos 5

People 2

Ancient People

  • Qedfy (G 2135a)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2135a. Broken (incomplete) limestone seated statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 7443) inscribed for Qedfy, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; found in G 2135a serdab.

Modern People

  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1