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Painted limestone standing statue of the "overseer of boat-nets(?)" Mesty. Left foot advanced, arms straight at sides, hands holding rolls. Short skirt, necklace and wig. Color: body, red; eyes, white and black; wig, black; collar, white with the rows of beads indicated with blue and green; shirt and rolls, white; base and spaces between legs and between arms and body, black. Inscription on top of base in front of right foot [GLYPHS].

Details

  • ID
    UPM_E13514
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    G 3093, small added room east of offering room, in SW corner
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher excavation number
    CSF_exc_G21
  • Minor Cemetery at Giza publication number
    2
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: University of Pennsylvania Museum (UPMAA)
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4 - Dynasty 5
  • Owner
    Mesty (in G 3093)
  • Object owned by
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 3093

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 18

Full Bibliography

  • Fisher, Clarence S. The Minor Cemetery at Giza. Philadelphia: University Museum, 1924, pp. 50, 135-6, pls. 27, 42.

Photos 16

People 1

Ancient People

  • Mesty (in G 3093)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Statuette (UPM_E13514) inscribed for Mesty, identified as [jmj-r jH] overseer of boat-nets(?); found in small added room east of G 3093 offering room.

Institutions 1