Statue of a man and woman

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, G 2418 U thieves' debris near G 2420-21

Dimensions

Overall: 29.2 x 18.8 x 8.4 cm (11 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.645a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Limestone. a=head. Pair statuette=b. Standing figure of a man, headless and broken off at knees and his wife, head broken off but fitting (a), body broken off at ankles, left arm much chipped. Color: man’s body red; plinth at back gray; wife’s head; black wig, eyelids and eyebrows; flesh yellow; trace of painted broad collar.

Provenance

Giza, G2418, U pit

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition