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Miscellaneous fragments of [various] limestone [reliefs]: [bb) miscellaneous fragments with portions of human figures or animals]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_13-1-558bb
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Architectural elements-Relief
  • Findspot
    [G 2382] [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], [Senedjemib complex] court, [some originally from G 2381]
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers:
  • Date of Register Entry
    December 1912 - January 1913
  • Owner
    Merptahankh-meryre Nekhebu (G 2381)
  • Remarks
    A quantity of relief fragments attributed to various superstructures in Senedjemib Complex, with unknown object registration numbers have been arbitrarily assigned this number (13-1-558). MFA 13.5857: one fragment with lower portion of standing male figure (facing right) and portion of inscription (to right). MFA 13.5858: one fragment with head of figure of balding male laborer (facing right), wings of duck grasped in raised hand, head of duck behind. MFA 13.5860: one fragment with torso and upper legs of standing male figure (facing right) wearing kilt and belt. MFA 13.5862: one fragment with torso, arm, and upper legs of male figure (bending to right) wearing kilt. MFA 13.5906: one fragment with lower legs and feet of two figures (facing right). MFA 13.5917: one fragment with middle portion of standing male figure (facing left) wearing triangular kilt and belt. MFA 13.5940: one fragment with part (back) of torso and left arm of standing male figure (facing left). MFA 13.5941: one fragment with part (back) of lower torso and upper legs of standing male figure (facing left), left arm hangs behind figure. MFA 13.5944: one fragment with upper portion of figure (facing left) with upraised arm; portion of horizontal inscription (above); table and basin (to left). MFA 13.5945: one fragment with portions of two registers: upper register: lower portion of figure of male laborer (facing left). MFA 13.5949: one fragment with lower portion of standing male figure (facing left). MFA 13.5950: one fragment with portion of figure (facing right). MFA 13.5954: one fragment with part of lower portion of standing male figure (facing right) holding staff and scepter and part of vertical hieroglyphic text (to right); same text and pose as MFA 13.4335 (= 13-1-545, frieze of standing figures of Nekhebu), but different style of relief. MFA 13.5956: one fragment with torso and upper legs of standing male figure (facing left) wearing broadcollar, bracelet, and triangular kilt. MFA 13.5965: one block with portion of spear fishing scene; speared fish (on right), upper portion of small scale male figure (facing right) holding staff. MFA 13.5966: one fragment with lower portion of standing male figure (facing right) carrying jar on strap in left hand and leading tethered quadruped (only animal's decorative collar preserved). MFA 13.5988: one fragment with portions of two registers: upper register: portion (body and wing) of duck (?); lower register: portion of horizontal (?) inscription. MFA 13.5995: one fragment with portions of two registers: lower register: portion of two male figures (facing right) from butchering scene. MFA 13.5999: one block with upper portions of three male offering bearers (facing right). MFA 13.6007: one fragment with portion of head of female figure (facing left) with upraised arm. MFA 13.6014: one fragment with two fish (to left) and vertical lines representing reeds (to right). MFA 13.6015: one fragment with portion of figure of male laborer harvesting papyrus (bending to right) with bundle of papyrus on his back. MFA 13.6023: one fragment with legs of standing male figure (facing right) following quadruped (only animal's hindquarters preserved). MFA 13.6030: two fitting fragments with portion of head (wig). MFA 13.6036: one fragment with portion of legs and feet of striding male figure (facing right). MFA 13.6039: one fragment with portions of two birds (probably from marsh scene). 13-1-558bb.1 (unaccessioned): one fragment with lower portion of leg of male figure (facing left) and hind legs of quadruped. 13-1-558bb.2 (unaccessioned): one fragment with portion of male figure (facing left) holding staff in proper right hand. 13-1-558bb.3 (unaccessioned): one fragment with portion of torso and hand.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2382

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • Woods, Alexandra. "Contribution to a Controversy: A Date For the Tomb of kA(=j)-m-anx at Giza." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 95 (2009), p. 168, note 64 (13.5965).

Photos 6

People 1

Ancient People

  • Merptahankh-meryre Nekhebu (G 2381)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2381, buried in sloping-passage shaft G 2382 A. Son of Khnumenti (?) (owner of G 2374). Father of Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy, Sabuptah Ibebi, and Tjemat; Nekhebu identified variously as [jmj-r kAt jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt jmj-r wpwt nswt mnnfr-mrjra ppj jmj-r xntjw-S mnnfr-mrjra ppj jmj-r qdw aA dwAw mtj n sA mDH nswt mDH nswt qdw mDH nswt qdw m prwj Hrj-sStA n wabtj xrp SnDt nbt Xrj-Hb Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp Xrj-tp nswt sm smr watj smsw snwt sHD qdw Sps nswt qdw n aSAt qdw m prwj kAwtj] overseer of works, overseer of all royal works, overseer of royal commissions of the pyramid of Pepi I, overseer of palace attendants of the pyramid of Pepi I, overseer of builders, assistant of (the god) Duau, regulator of a phyle, royal carpenter, royal architect, royal architect in the two houses, secretary of the two wabets, director of every kilt, lector-priest, chief lector-priest, royal chamberlain, sem-priest, sole companion, elder of the snwt-house, inspector of builders, noble of the king, ordinary builder, builder in the two houses, workman. Appears in chapel relief and wall paintings: 1) relief scene (13-3-545 = MFA 13.4335) probably from lintel depicting six standing figures (three facing right, three facing left) of Nekhebu holding staff and scepter with columns of hieroglyphic text between figures identifying Nekhebu with his names, titles, and honorific epithets; 2) painted scene (13-1-546 = MFA 13.4339) of at least three registers depicting Nekhebu striding to right with name and titles in black in front of each figure; 3) autobiographical inscription of Nekhebu (13-1-547 = MFA 13.4331) with eight vertical columns and one horizontal line of text above seated figure of Nekhebu (facing left); 4) autobiographical inscription of Nekhebu (13-1-548 = MFA 13.5969 + Cairo JE 44608) with ten vertical columns and one horizontal line of text above seated figure of Nekhebu (facing right); 5) relief scene (13-1-549 = MFA 13.4331 + possibly one fragment from 13-1-558a = MFA 13.5975) from wall adjoining autobiographical inscription (13-1-547) depicting Nekhebu spear fishing in marsh; 6) relief scene (13-1-550 = MFA 13.4351) depicting figure of Nekhebu (facing right, only top of head preserved) with five vertical columns of inscription (above) and offering list (in front); 7) two door jambs (13-1-551: left jamb = MFA 13.4348; right jamb = MFA 13.4349) depicting standing figures of Nekhebu with accompanying inscription; 8) relief scene (13-1-553 + 13-1-556j + 13-1-558i = MFA 13.5834) depicting aging Nekhebu kneeling in boat in marsh; 9) relief scene (13-1-554 = MFA 13.4349) from section of facade adjoining right door jamb (13-1-551) depicting registers of Nile boats, on one boat in middle register (MFA 13.4349.2) seated figure of Nekhebu faced by his wife Hatkau playing harp; 10) relief scene (13-1-555 = MFA 13.4346 + possibly 13-1-558d = MFA 13.5974) depicting seated figure of Nekhebu (facing right) and three registers of offering bearers (facing left) leading cattle and gazelle; 11) relief scene (13-1-555 + 13-1-556 + 13-1-558o = MFA 13.5830) depicting Nekhebu seated in carrying chair; 12) relief scene (13-1-556d + 13-1-558j = MFA 13.5934) depicting seated figure of Nekhebu (facing right) and two registers of family members and offering bearers (facing left); 13) relief scene (13-1-556l + 13-1-558k = MFA 13.5935) depicting seated figure of Nekhebu (facing left) with vertical columns of inscription above; 14) relief scene (13-1-558l = MFA 13.5936) depicting seated figure of Nekhebu (facing right) with vertical columns of inscription above (original position to left of section of facade with ceremonial dancers and offering bearers MFA 13.4348). Chapel almost completely destroyed with most blocks and fragments of relief and inscription found scattered in Senedjemib Complex court (G 2382). Fragmentary limestone seated statue (12-12-14 + 12-12-22 = MFA 13.3161a-b) inscribed for Nekhebu, identified as [smr watj mDH qd nswt m prwj] sole companion, royal architect in the two houses; fragments found scattered in Senedjemib Complex court (G 2382). Fragmentary limestone seated statue (12-11-26) inscribed for Nekhebu, identified as [smr watj mDH qd nswt m prwj] sole companion, royal architect in the two houses; fragments found scattered in G 2370 and Senedjemib Complex court (G 2382). Fragment of limestone seated statue (12-12-595 = MFA 13.3159) inscribed for Nekhebu, identified as [smr watj mDH qd nswt m prwj] sole companion, royal architect in the two houses; found in debris west of G 2381 A. Fragmentary incomplete limestone seated statue (12-11-58 + 12-12-176a = MFA 13.3149a-c), preserved fragments uninscribed, attributed to Nekhebu; fragments found scattered in G 2381. Fragment of limestone seated statue (12-12-9 = MFA 13.3156), preserved fragment uninscribed, attributed to Nekhebu; found in Senedjemib Complex court (G 2382). Fragment of limestone seated statue (12-12-16 = MFA 13.3154), preserved fragment uninscribed, attributed to Nekhebu; found in G 2381. Limestone obelisk (12-12-23 = MFA 13.4353 deaccessioned = Memphis 1981.1.5) inscribed for Nekhebu, identified as [jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj] overseer of all royal works, sole companion; found in Senedjemib Complex court (G 2382). Fragments of diorite offering table (12-12-20 = MFA 13.3143a-b) inscribed for Nekhebu; found in Senedjemib Complex court (G 2382).