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Fragmentary pair statuette

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 6042 A

Dimensions

Other: 53.4 cm (21 in.)

Accession Number

27.1122b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Pair statuette, man and wife against a slab. It is damaged and in bad condition. The man’s flesh is painted red, the woman’s flesh yellow, the background is black. The woman is headless.

Provenance

From Giza, G 6042 A. 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Bottom statue in SW corner of kerb built by ancient thieves on top.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition