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Painted limestone pair statue of Demedji and Henutsen. Inscribed for Demedji, identified as [jmj-r pDt jmj-r mnnw nswt rx nswt n pr-aA jmj-r smjwt HKA nswt xrp nrw iHw] overseer of the regions of foreign bowmen, overseer of the royal fortresses, royal acquaintance of the Great House, overseer of desert regions, estate manager of the king, director of the herdsmen of cattle. Henutsen is identified as [rx nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith. The statue was dedicated by their son Ti (identified as [jmj-r sS] overseer of marshes), who may also be mentioned in the Abusir Papyri, suggesting that the statue was dedicated in early Dynasty 5.

Details

  • ID
    MMA_51.37
  • Department
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Giza (?)
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    h. of Demedji: 83 cm (32 11/16 in); w. 50.8 cm (20 in); d. 51 cm (20 1/16 in). h. of Henutsen: 70 cm (27 9/16 in); weight: 113.4–136.1 kg (250–300 lbs)
  • Credit Line
    MMA, Rogers Fund, 1951
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
  • Object owned by
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Notes
    Purchased for the Museum in Paris from Paul Mallon, 1951.

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