Fragmentary pair statuette

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, mastaba G 2350 (= G 5290), debris E of S end

Dimensions

Other: 32 x 19.5 x 10 cm (12 5/8 x 7 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3164b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Body of male and female, shoulder to just above knees. Female on proper right with left arm wrapped around back of male and hand resting on his left breast. Right arm of male wrapped around shoulder of female and part of his right arm and hand draped down right side of her bodice. Traces of reddish paint. Joins with 13.3164a and 13.3164c.

Provenance

From Giza mastaba G 2350 (= G 5290), debris E of S end. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition