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Limestone seated statue of Isran; seated female figure, wearing shoulder length wig with twisted curls, sheath dress with red band near hem, broadcollar (drop beads in turquoise paint remain in a few places along bottom), bracelets, and anklets, skin painted yellow, based painted black, inscribed vertically on front of seat: [mjtrt jsrAn] "the palace employee, Isran".


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    G 1402, in pit
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    41 x 14.5 cm (16 1/8 x 5 11/16 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 or Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Isran (in G 1402)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1402

    • 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. 18, pls. 27b, 28a.

    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. 64.

    Thomas, Nancy, ed. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1995, p. 130, cat. 42.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Isran (in G 1402)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Wife of Sabu (owner of G 1402). Limestone seated statue (Hearst 6-19802) inscribed for Isran, identified as [mjtrt] mitret; found displaced from serdab in G 1402. Appears on limestone tablet depicting seated figures of Sabu and Isran (whose name is damaged with only "j", "A" and "n" preserved) presented offerings by their two daughters; found in situ in G 1402 chapel.

Institutions 1