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Fragments of the base of a statue of Babaef

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 4–early Dynasty 5
2472–2458 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Between G 5230 and G 5110

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 8.4 x 5 cm (6 11/16 x 3 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-1-41.1

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Three pieces glued together, four flat polished surfaces, one with incised hieroglyphs “Hereditary prince, count, lector priest…”. Side of base of Babaef statuette (see 15-1-42).

Provenance

From Giza. Between G 5230 and G 5110, debris in NW angle, on back. 1915 : 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