Irankhptah and Nyankhhathor

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Neferirkare to
2446–2420 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 1501

Dimensions

Overall: 49.2 x 32.7 x 31.4 cm, 65.3 kg (19 3/8 x 12 7/8 x 12 3/8 in., 144 lb.) Mount (3/16" thick steel plate): 0.2 x 32.4 x 33 cm (1/16 x 12 3/4 x 13 in.) Case (Painted wooden pedestal): 108.9 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm (42 7/8 x 18 x 18 in.) Case (Plex bonnet): 61.9 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm (24 3/8 x 18 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

12.1488

Medium or Technique

Granite

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The names of the owner of this pair statue, the steward Irankh-Ptah, and his wife, Ny-ankh-Hathor, are inscribed on their laps. The modeling of the hard granite is simple. The faces of both husband and wife are full, their bodies plump and rounded.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 1501. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition