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Limestone standing pair statue of Sabu and his son Irkaptah (depicted as small boy); primary (larger) figure of Sabu standing with left leg advanced and arms at siges, wearing kilt and broadcollar, secondary figure (smaller, knee height of larger figure) of Irkaptah stands to proper right, young nude male figure with close shaven hair, inscriptions on base of statue: (in front of man): [jmj-r Hmwt mr(?) sAbw] "the overseer of craftsmen of weaving(?), Sabu", (in front of boy): [sA=f n Xt=f jrk[A]ptH] "his son of his body, Irkaptah"; lower arms of primary figure missing.

Details

  • ID
    HM_6-19803
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    G 1402, in pit
  • Material
    Limestone, paint
  • Dimensions
    46.5 x 18.7 cm (18 5/16 x 7 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, Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
    1903–1904
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • Owner
    Sabu (G 1402)
  • Attested
    Irkaptah (in G 1402)

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, pp. 19-20, pl. 30b.

    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.

Photos 13

People 2

Ancient People

  • Irkaptah (in G 1402)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Sabu (owner of G 1402). Limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19803) inscribed for Sabu and his son Irkaptah (depicted as small boy); found displaced from serdab in G 1402.
  • Sabu (G 1402)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1402. Limestone standing pair statue (Hearst 6-19803) inscribed for Sabu and his son Irkaptah (depicted as small boy); found displaced from serdab in G 1402. Limestone tablet depicting seated figures of Sabu and Isran presented offerings by their two daughters; found in situ in G 1402 chapel. Sabu identified on both as [jmj-r Hmwtjw mr(?)] overseer of the craftsmen of weaving(?).

Institutions 1