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Limestone standing pair statue attributed to Senenu and his wife (unnamed); man on proper left and woman on proper right, male figure standing with left leg advanced, hands clenched at sides, wearing short wig, broadcollar, and kilt, skin painted red, female figure standing feet together with proper left arm around his shoulders, wearing shoulder length wig with natural hairline showing, sheath dress, and broadcollar (only traces remain) and bracelets and anklets, skin painted yellow, back pillar and negative space painted black, uninscribed.


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1206, in walled-up offering chapel (reused as serdab)
  • Material
    Limestone, paint
  • Dimensions
    73 cm (28 3/4 in)
  • Credit Line
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Hearst Egyptian Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Senenu (in G 1206)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1206

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Bolshakov, Andrey. "anx-wD.s: St. Petersburg-Cambridge." Göttinger Miszellen 188 (2002), p. 40, note 18.

    Fazzini, Richard A. Images for Eternity: Egyptian Art from Berkeley and Brooklyn. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, 1975, pp. 33-34, cat. 24.

    Fischer, Henry G. "An Elusive Shape within the Fisted Hands of Egyptian Statues." Metropolitan Museum Journal 10 (1975), p. 13.

    Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Tomb Steles and Offering Stones of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1927, 12.

    Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Statues and Statuettes in the Museum of Anthropology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 5. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1930, pp. 22-24, figs. 21-25, pls. 34a, b, 35a.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 58.

    Thomas, Nancy, ed. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1995, pp. 133-134, cat. 45.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Senenu (in G 1206)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Son (?) of Ikhetneb (owner of G 1206). Limestone offering basin (Hearst 6-19752) inscribed for Senenu (dedicated by his son Akhethetep), identified as [rx nswt sHD wabw xrp jmjw sA aD-mr grgt Hm-nTr xwfw] royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests, director of members of a phyle, administrator of a settlement, priest of Khufu; found in situ in front of entrance to G 1206 offering chamber-serdab. Uninscribed limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19775) attributed to Senenu and his wife (unnamed); found in G 1206 offering chamber-serdab.

Institutions 1