Standing figure of Babaef

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 5230

Dimensions

Overall: 140.3 x 30.4 x 67.3 cm, 278.05 kg (55 1/4 x 11 15/16 x 26 1/2 in., 613 lb.) Framed (Aluminium pallet (A) with attaching vertical post): 10.2 x 68.6 x 72.4 cm (4 x 27 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.955a-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. Somewhat weathered. Broken in two at knees. Name and titles inscribed on base.

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