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Limestone standing statue of Mes-sa; male figure standing with hands at sides (proper left hand clenched, proper right hand missing), wearing short curled wig and kilt, inscribed; now in many fragments.


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1020, in serdab
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    100 x 30 cm (39 3/8 x 11 13/16 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 4 to Dynasty 5
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • Owner
    Mes-sa (G 1020)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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. 20.

    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. 53.

Photos 37

People 1

Ancient People

  • Mes-sa (G 1020)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 1020. Limestone standing statue (Hearst 6-19826) inscribed for Mes-sa; found in situ in G 1020 serdab.

Institutions 1