Fragments of the base of a statue of Babaef
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 4–early Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Between G 5230 and G 5110
Overall: 17 x 8.4 x 5 cm (6 11/16 x 3 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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).
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition