Seated statue of Akhmeretnesut

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 5–early Dynasty 6
2465–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 68.5 x 24.7 x 45.5cm (26 15/16 x 9 3/4 x 17 15/16in.) Mount (Aluminium contoured plate attached to underside): 0.6 x 24.8 x 45.6 cm (1/4 x 9 3/4 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1482

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery (Gallery 207)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone seated portrait statue of Akhmeretnesut, superintendent of the Royal gardens. Carved in the chunky style typical of late Dynasty 5 and early Dynasty 6, he sits with his left hand flat upon his knee and his right closed in a fist. He wears a pleated kilt and a wig with a center part. The nose is damaged.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2184. 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