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Probably life-sized [gneiss] statue (or statues) in three hundred forty-two (342) fragments of various sizes, most of indeterminate form (with these a few fragments of basalt and black and red ? granite): one with Ka sign; [others: a) fragment of front corner of right side of "councillor's wig"; b) fragment possibly from under knee (form is obscure); c) fragment probably from just above ankle; d) fragment, first and second toes of left foot, [joins fragment "q"] (almost joins 24-12-621a); e) fragment from breast; f) fragment from back (?) of shoulder; g) fragment from foot above ankle; h) fragment, right wrist resting on thigh; j) fragment, right (?) foot, beginning of toes; k) fragment left hand of standing statue; l) fragment of wrist from standing statue(?); m) fragment of lower part of face, mouth and left cheek; n) fragment of ankle; o) fragment of outside of right ankle (ankle bone visible); p) fragment of lower part of left leg above ankle; q) fragment, probably part of armpit [sic !, fragment "q" joins fragment "d", part of foot]; r) fragment of knee; s) fragment of inside of leg and end of kilt; t) fragments of wig; u) fragment of wig (different statue than "t"); v) inscribed fragments of statue base, name [GLYPHS] Kawab]. Illustration: Yes [fragment k and fragment without alpha designation]. Illustration scale: 1:1. Additional illustrations: Yes [fragments a-d, h, j, k, m, n or o, q, s-v]


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7110-7120: G 7120, chapel, rooms c and d and space between (see sketch of G 7120 chapel in margin)
  • Material
    [Gneiss], basalt, granite
  • Dimensions
    Height: [e): 3.2+ cm; f): 8.2+ cm; g): 7+ cm; l): 2+ cm; n): 5.6+ cm; o): 5.6+ cm; p): 10.6+ cm; q): 6.2+ cm; s): 7+ cm; v): 5.5+ cm] Width: 6.1 cm; [e): 4.5+ cm; f): 7.8+ cm; g): 5 cm; l): 5.5 cm; n): .5+ cm; o): .2+ cm; p): .2+ cm; q): .3+ cm; s): 6+ cm] Length: 9.2 cm; [e): 10+ cm; f): 10.8+ cm; g): 7+ cm; l): 3+ cm; n): 9+ cm; o): 5.7+ cm; p): 6+ cm; q): 2.5+ cm] Thickness: 1.9 cm; [s): 2+ cm]
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Kawab (G 7110-7120)
  • Remarks
    One gneiss statue fragment (24-12-978[no alpha designation] with Ka sign) MFA owned (unaccessioned). Six gneiss statue fragments (24-12-978d [joins fragment "q"], 24-12-978j, 24-12-978k, 24-12-978m, 24-12-978q [joins fragment "d"], 24-12-978v) MFA owned (unaccessioned). Three gneiss statue fragments (not illustrationed, no alpha designations: 24-12-978.1, 24-12-978.2, 24-12-978.3) MFA owned (unaccessioned). For other related fragments see 24-12-1120.

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 10

Full Bibliography

  • Simpson, William Kelly. The Mastabas of Kawab, Khafkhufu I and II. Giza Mastabas 3. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1978. p. 7, pl. IXa, fig. 17.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Kawab (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 7120, along with Hetepheres [II] (original owner of G 7110). Son of Khufu and Meretites [I]. Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his daughter Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540), main room (east wall), identified as [jrj-pat sA nswt smsw n Xt=f Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp xrp jAwt nTrt aA dwAw] hereditary prince, king's eldest son of his body, chief lector-priest, director of divine offices, assistant of (the god) Duau; in situ in G 7530-7540). Also mentioned in tomb of his steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).