Standing figure of Babaef

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 4–early Dynasty 5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 5230

Dimensions

Overall: 147.3 x 36.5 x 62.5 cm, 362.9 kg (58 x 14 3/8 x 24 5/8 in., 800 lb.) Framed (Aluminium pallet base(A)with attaching vertical post in back): 10.2 x 68.6 x 72.4 cm (4 x 27 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.953a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone. Standing figure of Babaef. Head missing. Left arm somewhat weathered. Traces of red color. Broken in two at ankles. Inscribed on base with name and titles.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 5230. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition