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Limestone standing statue of Ipiwer; squat proportions, male figure standing with left leg advanced and hands clenched at sides, wearing short curled wig, broadcollar, and kilt with some pleating, inscribed on base: [sHD Kd jpj-wr] "inspector of the builders, Ipiwer".


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1039, vestibule, deposit of statues in debris just E of E wall
  • Material
    Limestone, paint
  • Dimensions
    49 x 13.7 cm (19 5/16 x 5 3/8 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, Late Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Ipiwer (in G 1039)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1039

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • 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, p. 15, pl. 23a.

    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. 54.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Ipiwer (in G 1039)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Limestone standing statue (Hearst 6-19799) inscribed for Ipiwer, identified as [sHD qdw] inspector of builders; found in G 1039 vestibule, deposit of statues in debris just E of E wall.

Institutions 1