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Nummulitic limestone seated family group statue attributed to Neferqed, his wife Hemetre, and son; man on proper left, woman on proper right, child between couple's legs, male figure seated with hands on thighs (proper right hand clenched, proper left hand flat), wearing short curled wig and kilt, female figure seated with proper left arm around his shoulders and proper right hand flat on thigh, wearing shoulder length wig with central part and sheath dress, young nude male figure stands with proper right hand to mouth, uninscribed; surface damage.

Details

  • ID
    HM_6-19806
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1151, in vestibule (= pillared portico)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    75.5 x 45 cm (29 3/4 x 17 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
    1903–1904
  • Attested
    Hemetre (in G 1151)
  • Owner
    Neferqed (G 1151)
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1151

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Chauvet, Violaine. “Decoration and Architecture: The Definition of Private Tomb Environment.” Servant of Mut. Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. Leiden: Brill, 2008, p. 49.

    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. 21-22, pl. 33a.

    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. 56.

    Smith, William Stevenson. "Old Kingdom Sculpture." American Journal of Archaeology 45 (1941), p. 519.

Photos 25

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hemetre (in G 1151)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Neferqed (owner of G 1151). Appears on false door tablet and in chapel relief (north wall of recess, west wall of corridor), identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht Hm-nTr (Nt) wp wAwt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore, priestess of (Neith) Opener-of-the-Ways; in situ in G 1151. Uninscribed limestone seated family group statue (Hearst 6-19806) attributed to Neferqed, his wife Hemetre, and son (unidentified); found in situ in G 1151 vestibule (= pillared portico).
  • Neferqed (G 1151)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1151. False door inscribed for Neferqed, identified as [rx nswt pr-aA sHD xntjw-S pr-aA Hm-nTr xwfw wab nswt Hrj-sStA Hm-nTr ra m Sspwjbra] royal acquaintance of the Great House, inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, priest of Khufu, royal wab-priest, secretary, priest of Re in the sun-temple of Niuserre; also appears in chapel relief (west and north walls of recess, west wall of corridor, south wall), identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; in situ in G 1151. Uninscribed limestone seated family group statue (Hearst 6-19806) attributed to Neferqed, his wife Hemetre, and son (unidentified); found in situ in G 1151, vestibule (= pillared portico).

Institutions 1