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Head and shoulders of two faience ushabtis [of Psamtik, son of Ikhetpure, born of Iset, Type III 2d, (based on names, date not far removed from Dynasty 26, about 500 BC)] (part of group of 47+ ushabtis including 25-2-236, 25-2-249, and others [including 25-2-16, 25-2-18, 25-2-73, 25-2-237, 25-2-239, 25-2-248, 25-2-250, 25-2-251, 25-2-253, 25-2-309, 25-2-310; also part of this group 25-2-238, 25-2-240]); [molded in half-mold (mold i: retouched, similar to mold ii except curves of legs better shown, cord in right hand going over left shoulder well-drawn, bag on back is small pouch, base usually clearly defined, 38+ specimens; mold ii: similar to mold i, except smaller and slightly more clumsy figures, 9+ specimens), very soft-baked soft white paste, core usually greyish (sometimes pink or mauve tinge), glaze originally bright blue (two qualities of glaze: A: faded to greenish cream, and leaving inscription clearly visible, 17+ specimens; B: heavier than quality A, blue better preserved, fills inscription, making it almost illegible), face broad and heavy, lappet at back, bag and pilaster, and inscription incised with sharp tool; inscription well-cut with hieroglyphs mostly well-formed (probably all written by same hand), inscribed with sixth chapter of Book of the Dead [GLYPHS], text variations rare (and only trivial); all (except one intact ushabti and one mended ushabti) badly broken]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_25-2-249
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7631 A, tomb chamber N
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.1 - 5.7 cm; [mold i: 11.8 cm; mold ii: 10.5 cm]
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 25.3248
  • Date of Register Entry
    02/07/1925
  • Attested
    Ikhetpure (in G 7631)
    Iset (in G 7631)
  • Owner
    Psamtik (in G 7631)
  • Remarks
    Ushabtis of Psamtik (concordance 25-2-236): MFA 25.3248 (= 25-2-249 head + 25-2-236 torso = 236.2); see OR page 579 for minor variations in text; see OR page 578 for ushabti concordance sequence numbers for specimens of mold ii and glaze quality A (concordance numerical sequence 1 through 71). Two sets of inscribed ushabtis of Psamtik, son of Ikhetpure, born of Iset, have been attributed to two different “original” loci (based on provenances for the scattered ushabtis); however, both sets are identical (style and inscription); see ushabti concordance 25-2-236 (attributed to G 7631 A) and ushabti concordance 29-11-274 (attributed to G 7757 A).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7631

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, p. 277.

Photos 5

People 3

Ancient People

  • Ikhetpure (in G 7631)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Father of Psamtik, husband of Iset. Name appears on scattered set of ushabtis inscribed for Psamtik. Two sets of inscribed ushabtis of Psamtik, son of Ikhetpure, born of Iset, have been attributed to two different “original” loci (based on provenances for the scattered ushabtis); however, both sets are identical (style and inscription); see ushabti concordance 25-2-236 (attributed to G 7631 A) and ushabti concordance 29-11-274 (attributed to G 7757 A).
  • Iset (in G 7631)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Psamtik, wife of Ikhetpure. Name appears on scattered set of ushabtis inscribed for Psamtik. Two sets of inscribed ushabtis of Psamtik, son of Ikhetpure, born of Iset, have been attributed to two different “original” loci (based on provenances for the scattered ushabtis); however, both sets are identical (style and inscription); see ushabti concordance 25-2-236 (attributed to G 7631 A) and ushabti concordance 29-11-274 (attributed to G 7757 A).
  • Psamtik (in G 7631)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Scattered set of ushabtis inscribed for Psamtik. Two sets of inscribed ushabtis of Psamtik, son of Ikhetpure, born of Iset, have been attributed to two different "original" loci (based on provenances for the scattered ushabtis; however, both sets are identical (style and inscription); see ushabti concordance 25-2-236 (attributed to G 7631 A) and ushabti concordance 29-11-274 (attributed to G 7757 A).