Pair statue of Djehuty and Beka

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, Fort, room 77

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm (3 7/16 x 4 1/2 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

24.2236

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The bottom half of a statue of the scribe Djeuty and his wife, Bak, this small statue is now broken in two pieces. The inscription on the back of the seat preserves three lines of text from an offering formula reading ” May they [give] invocation offerings of bread and beer, beef and fowl, all things good and pure on which the god lives, to the ka of the scribe Djehuty and to the ka of his wife, the Mistress of the House Beka, vindicated.

Provenance

From Semna, Room 77. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: January 15, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition