Skip to main content
This site is under construction. Thank you for your patience.

Painted limestone base of standing statue of Heti, identified as [zAb jmy-r sS] judge, overseer of scribes. Beschrifteter Sockel mit den Unterschenkeln einer schreitenden Figur an einem breiten Rückenpfeiler. Das rechte Bein ist bis zur Wadenmitte erhalten, das an einem Verbindungssteg lehnende, vorgesetzte linke Bein schräg nach vorne weggebrochen. Knöchel, Schienbeinkanten und Wadenmuskeln mit Resten rotbrauner Bemalung sind naturgetreu modelliert. Die großen, schmalen Füße zeigen sehr lange, schlanke Zehen, deren tiefe Trennlinien ein kurzes Stück auf den Fuß weitergeführt sind. Die vorne spitz zulaufenden Nägel sind exakt eingeschnitten.

Details

  • ID
    KHM_ÄS_8543
  • Department
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 5480, serdab
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    11.5 x 9.1 x 17.1 cm
  • Credit Line
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Previous Number
    KHM_8543
  • Object Ownership Information
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, end of Dynasty 5 - beginning of Dynasty 6
  • Owner
    Heti (G 5480)
  • Object owned by
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Excavator
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Notes
    Herk: Gîza, Serdâb der Mast. des Hetj (G 5480) Grabung Junker 1914 Erwerb: 1914 durch Fundteilung; 1960 inventarisiert NegNr-1: I 13471 NegNr-2: III 18690, von oben, III 18691, Vorderseite, III 18692, Seitenansicht rechts, Haller 1984 NegNr-3: II 32554, Hinterseite, II 32555, VorderseiteKHM Sitzenfrey 1991
  • Remarks
    Excavated January 27, 1914.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5480

    • 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. 150-151.

    H. JUNKER, Giza VIII (1947) 18, Abb. 4 oben links auf S. 17.

    Porter & Moss III, p. 164.

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Heti (G 5480)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5480. Appears in chapel relief (west and north walls and chapel entrance door jamb, name not preserved in chapel); in situ in G 5480. Headless seated statue (Cairo TR 20.1.41.4) inscribed for Heti, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; incomplete standing pair statue (Cambridge E 42.1926) inscribed for Heti and his sister Khenut, and base of limestone standing statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 8543) inscribed for Heti, identified (on both) as [zAb jmy-r sS] judge, overseer of scribes; all found in G 5480 serdab. Limestone statue base (12-11-1 = MFA 13.3447) inscribed for Heti, identified as [zAb jmy-r sS] judge, overseer of scribes; found in upper debris of G 2360 A, originally from G 2340 = G 5480. Uninscribed scribal statue of Heti (Hildesheim 2407); head found in mastaba of Khenit, body found in serdab of G 5480.

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