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Head of alabaster statue of Khnumbaef (Babaef). "Kopf der Statue eines Mannes mit kurzer, die Ohren freilassender Löckchenperücke. Die Bruchfläche verläuft von der Halsmitte vorne schräg nach hinten zur Perücke. Nase, Stirn und Teile der Wangen sind stark beschädigt; die ehemals eingelegten Augen fehlen heute...."

Details

  • ID
    KHM_ÄS_7786
  • Department
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 5230, debris at N end
  • Material
    Alabaster
  • Dimensions
    13.3 x 11 x 12 cm
  • Credit Line
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Previous Number
    KHM_7786
  • Object Ownership Information
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, beginning of Dynasty 5
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Owner
    Babaef (G 5230)
  • Object owned by
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Notes
    Herk: Gîza, im Schutt nördlich der Mast. des Babaef (G 5230), Grabung Junker 1914 Erwerb: 1914 durch Fundteilung 1994: auf Steinsockel fix montiert (auf dem Stift drehbar) Dias: Ektachrom Kitlitschka 1992; Ektachrome KHM Comp.Nr. 3568 dig., 3569 dig., 5208; NegNr-1: I 5858–5859 NegNr-2: I 13390–13391 NegNr-3: III 18696, Haller 1984 NegNr-4: II 32621–32625,Sitzenfrey 1991
  • Remarks
    Excavated end of March 1914 in rubble north of G 5230, near the southern end wall of G 5340.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • 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. 77-80.

    H. JUNKER, Vorläufiger Bericht über die dritte Grabung bei den Pyramiden von Gizeh vom 3. Januar bis 23. April 1914, in: AnzWien 14 (1914) 39[3], 45.

    H. JUNKER, Giza VII (1944) 154-156, Taf. 32a-b.

    Katalog "5000 Jahre Aegyptische Kunst", Wien (1961/62) 63, Nr. 34.

    Katalog "Gott-Mensch-Pharao. Viertausend Jahre Menschenbild in der Skulptur des Alten Ägypten", Wien (1992) 110, Kat.-Nr. 20, Abb. auf S. 111.

    E. KOMORZYNSKI, Altägyptens Hohe Kunst im Kunsthistorischen Museum in Wien, in: Österreich in Wort und Bild 31 (1951) 13, Abb. 11.

    E. KOMORZYNSKI, Altägypten. Drei Jahrtausende Kunstschaffen am Nil. Ein Blick auf Altägyptens Hohe Kunst (1952) 15, Abb. 11.

    E. KOMORZYNSKI, Das Erbe des Alten Aegypten (1965) 110,194, Abb. 20.

    Porter & Moss III, pp. 156-157.

    E. RUSSMANN, A Private Head of the Early Old Kingdom, in: Kriterien zur Ikonographie und zum Stil der Kunst des Alten Reiches/Symposion DAI-Kairo 1991 (in Vorbereitung).

    E. STAEHELIN, Untersuchungen zur ägyptischen Tracht im Alten Reich (MAS 8, 1966) 86, Anm. 5.

Photos 5

People 2

Ancient People

  • Babaef (G 5230)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5230. Name translated as either Khnumbaef or Babaef, identified variously as [sA nswt n Xt=f jrj-pat HAtj-a smr watj jmj-r kAt nb nswt xrp aH tAjtj sAb TAtj Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp Hm-nTr Hr THnw qA-a wr idt Hm st Hm jAqs Hm Hpwj (Hm) Hr SwA Hrj-sStA n mdw-nTr smsw snwt xt wr] king's son of his body, hereditary prince, count, sole companion, overseer of all royal works, director of the palace, chief justice and vizier, chief lector-priest, priest of Horus of Libya, elevated of arm, great of censing, servant of the throne, priest of the akes-ornament, priest of Hepwy, priest of Horus-Shewa(?), secretary of the sacred writings, elder of the snwt-house, khet-priest of the Great One. Six damaged limestone standing statues (14-11-92 = MFA 34.1461, 14-11-93 = MFA 34.235, 14-11-94 = MFA 21.953a-b, 14-11-95 = MFA 21.955a-b, 14-11-96 = MFA 21954a-b deaccessioned = MMA 64.66.2, 14-11-97 = MFA 21.956a-b deaccessioned = MMA 64.66.1) inscribed for Babaef; found in G 5230 S (= S chapel/serdab) SS-2. Four limestone statue bases (14-11-78, 14-11-79 = MFA 14.1686, 14-11-80 = MFA 14.1687, 14-11-81) inscribed for Babaef; found in G 5230 S (= S chapel/serdab) SS-1. Fragmentary black granite seated scribe statue (14-11-151 + 14-12-7 + 14-12-82 = MFA 21.931a-c) inscribed for Babaef; pieces found scattered in G 5230 S (= S chapel/serdab) room O, pit G 5221 A, and pit G 5211 A. Fragmentary incomplete red granite standing pair statue (14-11-84 = MFA 14.1688 + 14-11-89a = MFA 14.1690.1 + 14-11-89b = MFA 14.1690.2 + 14-11-89c = MFA 14.1690.3 + 14-11-117 = MFA 14.1960.2 + 14-11-118 = MFA 14.1697) inscribed for Babaef; pieces found scattered in G 5230 S (= S chapel/serdab) SS-1 and SS-2, and between mastabas G 5110 and G 5230. Fragmentary alabaster standing statue (fragments from 14-2-2 + 14-2-4 + 14-3-1 = MFA 24.603 reconstructed statue) inscribed for Babaef; found scattered in vicinity of G 4620 and G 4820. Fragments of alabaster seated statue (15-1-41) inscribed for Babaef; found between mastabas G 5110 and G 5230. Fragment of limestone statue base (33-2-170) inscribed for Babaef; found E of G 2370. Alabaster standing statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 7785) inscribed for Babaef; head of alabaster statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 7786) attributed to Babaef; lower part of granodiorite seated statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 8567) inscribed for Babaef; fragment of granodiorite standing statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 8566) inscribed for Babaef; all found in debris at north end of G 5230.

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