Seated pair statuette

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7140 Z

Dimensions

Overall: H 27.5 x W 20.9 x D 16.4 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-124

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone seated pair statuette. Man seated to left of woman, hands on knees, right hand closed, left hand open, palm down. He wears a short apron on which is incised a rude inscription. Woman on man’s right, right hand open, palm down on knee, left arm around man’s back, hand on his left shoulder. She wears a long skirt on the lap of which is a crudely incised inscription. Throne painted black; traces of red paint on man’s legs; both heads broken off.

Provenance

From Giza G 7140Z. 1926: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, March 20, 1926; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition