Sculpture base of Babaef

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


Object Place: Egypt, G 5230 S serdab (1) in floor

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 32.5 x 58.4 cm (7 7/8 x 12 13/16 x 23 in.)

Accession Number

14.1686

Medium or Technique

White limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectangular base of Babaef with two feet striding figure, broken at ankles. Base inscribed with three columns of incised hieroglyphs with Babaef’s titles. Traces of red-brown on feet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Giza. G5230S serdab (1) in floor.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition